Duck, Duck, GOOSE!

2013-2-13 BBWD

Spring is such an exciting time of year. The bird population on Senkarik Pond is always in flux. But one constant is our Black Bellied Whistling Ducks. We’ve seen several broods grow from chicklets into mama and papa ducks. They are year round residents, however their numbers increase in the winter and spring. I guess our locals invite all of their relatives down to escape the cold. We estimated almost one hundred on the pond this morning.

2013-3-20 BBWD on log and geese

Duck, duck…….GOOSE! A couple of years ago two Mystery Guests appeared on our little lake. This is the third year they’ve appeared. You can see them on the other side of the water hanging out with the ducks, they are Egyptian Geese. We saw them building a nest last year but never saw any babies. We certainly hope to see some this time.

2013-3-20 Geese and BBWD closeup

Here’s a closeup of the striking birds. You can enlarge it by clicking on the image. To see more pictures of our Egyptian guests CLICK HERE.

2013-3-20 fountain, geraniums and margarite daisies

And I just had to share a few more shots of our spring garden. Our pond is in the background. There is a light dusting of blue on the meadow behind the flowers, that’s bluebonnets. Usually the field is solid blue this time of year. We’ve just haven’t had enough rain for them to be at their best.

2013-3-20 garden boot planters

My recycled garden boot planters are really starting to fill out. Want to know how we made them? CLICK HERE to find out. Last but not least, Jack’s newest article has been published on Fine Art Studio Online. You can CLICK HERE to read Be Careful Who You Feed.

We had to go into the big city today for a few appointments so I didn’t get any painting done. I promise I’ll be back at the easel tomorrow. See you then. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

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