So, earlier this week I decided to check out the ditch. It couldn't have been a nicer day. The sun was out and so were the ducks!
I've never seen so many -- they were even on the large pond, which isn't a spot they normally hang out. When I moved onto the smaller ponds, they were there, too. And so were people!
I had a wonderful chat with this blind gentleman who was identifying the mallards by their calls.
And of course there were runners and dogs...
And beautiful views. You rarely see it like this in February.
Most of the time it is a little more white -- like my neighbor's yard the following day!
The snow hadn't even stopped when I took this photo...
...or when my neighbor Frank was blowing out the driveway.
If anyone is happy about this it's Ms. Lizzie -- she's loving the feeding frenzy!
Me? I'll put myself in the "I wish we were back earlier in the week" camp!
PS -- Since I wrote this draft, we got 12" on snow in that storm, so says the weather guy and it's supposed to all melt over the next week! Weirdest winter ever -- El Nino, thank you!
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