In the mean time I've missed April, but not completely since our lovely little new home is in the midst of trees and the creek and I've been able to recuperate by watching the baby birds, and birds passing through, not to mention the antics of the ducks, which I'm sure will be accompanied by ducklings any day now. Everything is pretty well in full flower now.
Somewhere along the line we have acquired a new all-black duck. He is quite a bit larger than the other mallards and I have not been able to identify him.
This is obviously not a very good shot, but I'm posting it to show how much like a goose he is. In some sunlight his head and neck do have the green iridescent color like the other mallards, but not nearly so noticeable. He has to be some hybrid I think. He does mix with all the other ducks and they don't seem to object to him, even though he is quite a bit larger.
We have had the beautiful purple ice plant removed, because it is dying back in a quite a few places and looking kind of unsightly. It's coming to the end of its life.
I don't think I will get back into ABC Wednesday this week, but hope to be back to this and Creative Tuesday next week.
I am to have exploratory laparoscopic surgery in the next three weeks or so, but I am hoping it will be no more than a 48 hour procedure and not involve cutting out my medications. You can be sure I will be letting my needs be known long and loudly after the last fiasco. The next major hurdle will be if they find anything and what they (I) will choose to do. Will cross that bridge when I come to it.
Hope to be blogging again soon. See you then.