Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Day 160 - 9th June 2015 - Lupins, Lady Slippers and Mallard and Babies

A little overcast this morning. Hermit Thrushes and Song Sparrows are singing near the edge of the property. Temperature is +15 - definitely more summer like.  Lots to do, fingers crossed for a good day. Back to town this evening for a meeting.
I tried to start Monday off on a positive note, but when I got to work, it just went down hill for the first couple of hours. After that things improved - nice researchers in, accomplished a few things that needed to be done. Need to get a lot more done before the week is done. I skipped exercise and opted for a nice quiet walk through the woods. Enjoyed seeing all the wildflowers that have emerged and are in bloom. I was rewarded by a mother Mallard and 3 babies on the dock. Our female Mallard brought the male Mallard to visit supper time. Perhaps she is nesting after all somewhere handy.
The roadside Lupins are beginning to blooms, shades of purple and pink.

A Lady Slipper blooms among a bed of Canada Mayflowers.
In the evening light, they are a beautiful flower.
Mama and her babies. Little balls of fluff.
One little guy was running to catch up.
She keeps them close, hope nothing happens to them.
Another flower from Lois' gardens - Rhododendron of some sort I believe.

Enjoy your day!

1 comment:

  1. Love the photos of the lady slippers. We drove out on Sunday evening and saw lots of them. The orange flower is an azalea I think. :)