Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Early morning at the park and ducks
I had to stop and drive a fellow teacher to school yesterday morning, and I had about 20 extra minutes before picking her up, so I stopped by the park. It was just barely sunrise and I had my tripod in the car (THANK GOODNESS!), so I set it up and took some photos. I also had some pigeon food from a 50 pound bag that I bought at the feed store, which I bought at a discount because it had ripped open. So, I had two ziploc bags full of pigeon food. The ducks were all hungry and quacking at me, so I decided to feed them. OH. MY. GOODNESS! Once I started putting out food, there were ducks flying across the park in my direction! I nearly got struck twice! I could just see the headline: "Local teacher killed by ducks in the park!" OYE! Then, I felt tugging on my pants and looked down to see a white duck with its mouth open (after tugging on my pants). He was quite an amusing fellow! I guess that's how he gets people to feed him! There must have been over 100 ducks all around me as I made my backward exit to my car and safety! I think I'll go back this morning and feed them again! Hehehehehehe! (If you click on the bottom photo, you can see the little Christmas lights on the wreath....)