Hello my friends! I was looking for a photo in my photo file the other day on my computer and found this image. It is a Wood Duck that I painted in watercolor. I was happy to see this again, my blog friend Gracie has Wood Ducks visit her pond, I think that is so wonderful!
Here is the photo that I painted my picture from, I took this while I was living on my houseboat for 5 years (14 years back). The best part of living on water is that you become part of the waterfowl family. :-) This colorful guy had adopted a large group of Mallard ducks to follow hang out with. I took these photos from the deck and enjoyed watching him paddle about. You can see my houseboat if you'd like, click HERE.
Here he is with his adopted family.
I think he had his eye on this Mallard lady. :-)
Here he is showing off. Unfortunately, one day I walked down the dock and my German neighbor told me he saw a seal come up and grab this guy and we never saw him again. :-( That's how life goes in the food chain.
We are in a rainy period now, but before it began to fall I snapped this shot of my happy Lantana plants.
And my beloved 4th of July roses are in their prime.
Not much new around here except I'm still coughing so staying home a few more days. I've gotten a lot done on my natural white Alpaca shawl and in fact am working on the edging. I'm kind of winging it as I am not fond of the Elise shawl pattern edge. I'll show you soon... maybe my next post. I hope all is well in your world! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)