While Mom waited for Beth at the rendezvous point, she saw lots and lots of Canada Geese flying overhead:
Before hitting Tuttle Creek, they decided to go to the Rocky Ford Fishing Area. On the way there, they stopped to photograph an old, stone barn.
|Beef. It's what's for DINNER!|
Sorry. I don't know what came over me.
...and its residents.
Here's a shot of the area below the dam at Rocky Ford:
Does it look cold? It was supposed to be nice that morning. It was! For Siberian Huskies like us. Fortunately, Mom had tucked a hat and gloves in her pocket. It got COLD and windy!
Over at Tuttle ... Mom liked these dried Milk Weed pods:
This Great Blue Heron looks like he was playing Hide And Seek!
Down in the Big Blue River, Mom saw some Gadwalls swimming by:
There were Mallards swimming in one of the channels:
There had been some Canada Geese there, too ...
... but they left.
Another Great Blue Heron was having a hard time walking across the ice on the River Pond:
Doesn't he look a bit worried? Check this out:
|"Uh... uh... no, I've got this! I've. Got. Thiiiiiiiis!"|
There were a couple big flocks of geese that Mom photographed. These guys were right by that Heron:
After she processed the photo, she realized there were also Mallards in there, plus Greater White-Fronted Geese and Cackling Geese! (The White-Fronted Geese have the orange bills and legs; the Cacklings look like Cananda Geese, only smaller -- and shorter bills! She had help IDing them from a group on FB!)
This lone Canada Goose looked very serene:
I hope you're feeling serene, now, too.
Time to go!
PS: If you'd like to see the full set from that day, please click here.