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Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Great Day For Ducks!!

March 21, 2010

Good morning!! It's a bit early and still a bit cool, but it's good to look out my window and see signs of Spring. Crocuses are blooming, trees are beginning to bud, and green leaves and sprouts are pushing up through the dirt.

Yesterday was heavenly! The temperature reached about 72 degrees, and the sun's warmth felt really good. Janet, Tootsie and I went to the park and had a grand time taking photos, and watching people feed the ducks (and geese and swans and gulls). Tootsie enjoyed seeing all the dogs. I don't remember ever seeing so many people walking their dogs through the park. But after a long winter and a nasty flood, it was a fantastic day to be out walking the dog.

I had a problem setting up my tripod, so I just tried hand-holding the huge rental lens. The close up photos didn't come out so good, but it took great shots of the background way over on the other side of the pond. After a short while, I resorted back to my own 70-300 mm lens.

Before I share some photos, let me tell you about the electrical inspector's visit yesterday morning. I paced the floor and held my breath while he was down in the cellar checking out the hookup for the hot water heater and the electrical box. Finally, he came up from the cellar, and smiled and said "Everything's just fine, Edna." Phew!!

Sounds a bit dramatic, I know. But until this new water heater was installed, I never knew that the old one was never grounded. Things could have turned out much worse than they did. My guardian angels were watching over us.

How about a really cute photo of a couple of ducks playing in the pond? They raced around in circles and splashed away just having a grand time for themselves. Lookee here. (I meant to mention quite a while ago, but forgot - By clicking on any photo, you can see a larger view of it.)

And here's a nice closeup of another little duck who was busy splashing in the water.

And now I have a freebie for you. I made this kit, "Winter Fantasy," for the color challenge last month. I had to divide it into four folders, so I'll post two of them today, and two of them tomorrow. Hope you like.
Now I think I'll have another cup of coffee, and start my laundry. Maybe even run the vacuum around a bit too. Till tomorrow, Y'all have a great day.
Hugs, Edna B.
"Winter Fantasy"

And here are your download links for the first two parts of "Winter Fantasy."


CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on in the DigiFree category today [21 Mar 09:19am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Snowraven aka Silke said...

Wow - the detail of these photos is just amazing ! My little Kodak can't keep up with pics like that ,lol. Glad to hear everything is in order again -and yes, you were bloody lucky there ! Good to hear you are having nicer weather at last, I have started to pack away the thick winter jackets and to get out the lighter clothing , wore a short sleeve T- shirt first time today. Only inside - still need a jacket outside of cause. Have Monday and Tuesday off - yippiee ! I'm off to bed now , tired after my 10 hour shift (11 hours really - because still talking with Roy for an hour after,lol), but have 12 hours coming up soon as well. The things we do for a friend,lol.
Hugs Snowy

Anonymous said...

Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Mar. 22, 2010. Thanks again.