First Posted on January 16, 2015
Given the absolute gross amount of political stupidity that’s been unveiled in the last few days, I thought it was time for a break, to take a peek at something interesting for a change. Coincidentally, it was just precisely at that very moment that I received an email from old college buddy Denny Green. Seems he’s been out and about at various ponds in the Phoenix metro area and in the process managed a bunch of cool waterfowl shots. Examples: three Hooded Mergansers and a Canvasback drake, each and all enjoying the mild temps and the refreshing desert ponds.
Made me think of a sort of parallel situation, one where instead of water there’s snow, ice, and cold! Brrr! Below a couple of shots from our local lake here in Colorado. First, a Mallard drake making his way through the snow, then a goose-stepping Canadian honker out on a morning ice skate:
Ok. Well, I know that this little respite from political idiocy was far too brief, but remember — if you think it’s bad NOW, just wait a until the Repubs get their primary debates underway. THEN you’ll/we’ll ENVY all those higher animals, feathered two-leggers included!
I’ll leave it there for now save to note that the Mergansers and Canvasback drake photos are courtesy of Denny Green, Tempe Arizona; the following winter shots by yours truly, frugalchariot.