Is for Mallard - a plentiful duck in both winter and summer in our area. Thousands overwinter here - and some stay and raise their families in our area. They love the seasonal ponds from the high groundwater in the farmers' fields.
Oso Berry Bushes are in full bloom now - soon to be followed by the small berries that wildlife loves. They are the first to get blossoms in the spring - an understory plant that is overshadowed by larger trees when the leaves are all opened on the maples and cottonwoods.
The sun lights up the clouds on Bellingham Bay
And reflects on the water to light up the background of a Heron.
A grate that drains water into a slough in Birch Bay State Park - next to the grate is a "Great" Blue Heron
And a close-up of the "Great" Blue Heron. This area has magical light - the colors are more vibrant here than any place else I've been. This photo is Straight Out Of the Camera (SOOC)
Ducks - working for their dinner
This stone fireplace is the closest that I could come to brickwork - I like how they used the larger stones at the bottom - graduated sizes as the chimney got taller.
Ready for a party!
Roll of tickets for a quilt raffle last year - I bought some, but didn't win - drat.
One of my favorite teapots - with a red roof and a red door.
March Scavenger Hunt