Deserts and Beyond

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....)

2 comments:

Gaelyn said...

And do be ready to take a photo of the duck that tugs please.

Thérèse said...

So the ducks have their own Christmas decorations at your local park? Wow! The place seems to be a ducks' haven.