Diversions and Ducks

Yesterday, the kids met with some friends down in Naples.  They haven’t done that in quite some time, but the day was so warm and beautiful, they all decided to take advantage of it. 

 After dropping them off, Mark and I went to just relax and make a few phone calls that needed to be done.  As I looked up in the sky, I saw the sun playing peek-a-boo behind a cloud, causing the cloud to appear to have rays shooting out around it.

The kids only spent a couple hours with their friends, so the time passed quickly.  We had offered to drop one of the kids off at his house afterward, so after doing so,  we headed towards Canandaigua on the other side of the lake.  The difference between the two sides is striking. While the western side is more wooded, the eastern side has much rolling farmland.

We went to Lowe’s and shopped for awhile and then hopped on over to Wal Mart.  I told Mark I really wanted to go to the pier to see if I could spot the Redhead Duck I had seen there the other day.  While I walked about, looking for my duck, the kids got out and walked around, too.

I did indeed spot the duck!

Isn’t he pretty? And he has a mate, too!

I kind of liked this photo, so I thought I would include it, too.

I told Mark I was going to walk to the end of the pier, so he could pick me up there.  As I walked along, I found that there were two pairs of the Redhead Ducks hanging out.  I also saw a black and white duck that totally defied identification.  Since it was swimming with a Mallard drake, I could only imagine it was some type of hybrid of a Mallard.  There were also just a few Coots hanging out as well.

We went home and watched a Sabres game.  It was totally pathetic.  It was obvious that the outcome had been predetermined by the referees, as the Sabres received nine penalties, compared to the Ottawa Senators’ two.  In reading the fans’ messages after the game, everyone felt the same anger….

We are supposed to enjoy one more day of springtime warmth before rain enters the scene tonight with temperatures falling.  Perhaps I should knit little jackets to keep my tulips and daffodils warm?