Sunday, March 27, 2011

Snowy Ducks

Dear Mom,

There's a Mallard couple that comes to our pond every year to mate. I saw them doing their thing one morning but it happened so quick I wasn't able to snap a photo.

A few days ago I saw them and tiptoed outside in my green robe (thinking that wouldn't scare them away if I blended in with the natural surroundings) to take a picture. I didn't want to scare them, so I scooted on my belly across the deck until close enough to shoot the photo through the deck railings.

Officially spring here in St. Louis, Missouri by the way (for those not local), it snowed yesterday. I saw the ducks waddling down the hill from the upper pond to the lower pond (guess they thought it might be warmer) and couldn't miss the opportunity to catch them in the snow.

10 comments:

  1. And Easter is right around the corner?

    Great photos!

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  2. Beautiful photos. So glad we're not snowing here. Lots of rain yesterday and today, and we were under a long tornado watch last night. Everything is in bloom, though, and the pollen count is escalating!

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  3. Poor confused quackers. Good photos, Lynn.

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  4. Hi Lynn, what wonderful pictures. You made me laugh, thinking of you in your household camo, crawling along the deck on your belly! Whatever it takes for a great shot. Your pond is really cool.

    <3 Kathy

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  5. Cute! Bbbrr looks cold though :O)

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  6. Thanks everyone for stopping by!

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  7. Hey Lynn, I thought the same thing as Kathy! Ha! Someone should've taken YOUR picture as you crawled along your deck! Now, THERE'S a dedicated photographer!! :)

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  8. Great photos, Lynn, how about a shot of you crawling on you belly??

    Would you like to swap a postcard? Email me! you can find my address at the profile tab on my blog or on my Blogger profile. I would luuuuvvv that Calvin and Hobbes stamp if the post office has any!

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  9. Yes Becky, it would have made for quite an interesting shot - that's for sure!

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  10. What beautiful pictures. You made me LIKE the spring snow...at least for the time it took to see your photos.

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