|The Boss of Bowmaker Pond|
He has a nest way out on a little cattail island in the pool
But if you step out of your car up in the parking area he will swim over, clamber out
and give a good dose of the evil eye.
Weekend. We had a day of nice weather for a change, after a misery of a cold Saturday...the guys went racing and about froze.
However Sunday was glorious enough to make up for it and as frosting on our cake our boy brought his young lady down and took us out to breakfast at my cousin's lovely establishment.
We visited the folks for a bit and then came home and enjoyed the day until he had to leave to get things going for back to work today.
We next went out on the hunt and found Bonaparte's Gulls at Schoharie Crossing, life birds for me and a welcome addition to my county list for this year. Once you get all the easy birds, finding the more unusual ones becomes a bit of a job...albeit it a very entertaining one.
My how the countryside has greened up with the rains, even though they weren't exactly the warm ones that really get things growing. The mild winter has allowed the forsythias to strut their stuff and wild yellow flags border bright emerald lawns everywhere you look.
We stopped at Sunnycrest for the first time this year and Becky bought me a flat of pansies, some stunning petunias and a nice pink geranium. Today is a busy Monday kind of day but as soon as I can those pansies are going into the flower boxes for the sitting porch....
One more nice day....and then the rains return.