Was just getting some lunch and looked out my kitchen window to see that I had unexpected company. At the far end of our pool (which still has the snowmelt and rain on the winter blanket), Mr. and Mrs. Mallard were checking out the neighbourhood.
They swam around for about 20 minutes then decided that they didn't like my hospitality and left for better accomodations. Check out below how well Mrs. Mallard's dowdiness camoflages her. We had rain and very high winds yesterday and I can see we have quite abit of clean up back there too.
As I was standing on the back deck to take these pics, I noticed that the buds were starting to come out on one of our lilac trees. I LOVE the smell of lilacs on a warm May evening. Pretty soon this: