We walked this morning and mom forget her camera at home, so when we got back she grabbed the Kodak and we went for a second walk on our property. We have 5 acres and 2 ponds and there is always an adventure or a sniff or two that's new around here. It's about 35 degrees here right now and the sun is out and it's just lovely. You can almost feel spring in the aire - oh how I wish! (That's mom talking about spring, not me. I love winter)
I'm over by our small pond in this pic - sniffing for something tasty. Nope, it's all frozen!
The above photo is the large pond in our back yard. This pond is home to our mute swan Dauby and three Greylag geese - a mom, a dad and a child Greylag. The mom and dad had 4 goslings in 2005. When autumn arrived, 3 of them took off (like they're supposed to) but one stayed behind. I guess he didn't want to leave the cushy life here! He's actually the smart one - he gets fed every day - no hunting for food to stay alive here!!! We also have mallards that come daily for the free hand outs!
This next photo is Dauby and the menagerie of waterfowl up close. We have a device called a bubbler that sits on the bottom of the pond and keeps an area of water defrosted in the winter so that the birds have fresh water to drink and swim in. Depending on how cold the weather gets, their swimming area can either be larger or very small. They actually have a pretty good area for swimming so far this winter.
Thanks for stopping by. I'm off to see if maybe mom won't want to go for a third walk!!!
Until next time....................
Love ya lots,