Yesterday the forecast was for rain - and when we saw the sun peeking out from behind the clouds, we quickly gathered camera, tripod, jackets, snacks and water and headed out. It was chilly, with quite a wind blowing, but sunshine is always a good time to hunt up some photos.
We were headed for Birch Bay - taking the long way around - and came across this flooded field.
Small birch trees have grown in this wet site - it is dry most of the year, but after the heavy rains we've been having, it floods and makes a pretty pond, especially pretty in the sunlight.
The pond is on both sides of a long driveway
A pile of rocks in one of the ponds
Across the driveway- the birch trees reflected in the rippled water
Some mallard ducks were swimming by - the splash in the back of the pond is a pair of males having a bit of a dispute (click to enlarge photo for detail)
They chased each other back and forth
Finally - one was victorious and things returned to normal
Reflections in the pond
A little farther along there was a Barrow Golden Eye duck and some of her chicks. They have grown fast and are now "teenagers", and seem to need their sleep.
Naptime for everyone