Friday, June 18, 2010

Duckies, Doggies and a Boat

I did my walk on the Orange Trail today. I was hot and sticky afterwards, so I decided to drive to the Lake. I was glad I did. Activity is up on the beach, and there are boats in the water. There are also Mallard Ducks.

Just a swim at the spa.



Babies!



The hens and drakes are easy to tell apart, but this one puzzles me. Is it a different kind of duck, or just a hen who happens to be especially dark?




Compare that to this picture of a pair of Mallards. See how much lighter the female is.



More duckies.






These folks look like they are having fun out in the water.



I had fun, too. It was about 10 degrees cooler there and there was a nice breeze coming off of the lake. I do, however, think that this guy had the most fun of all.








Water, a stick and a human to throw it. What more could any black lab want?

7 comments:

AJ-OAKS said...

Those are some amazing pics! Love the ducks with the green heads. The color is so vibrant. Watching the dog was so much fun.
:)

Rising Rainbow said...

Labs are definitely water dogs, that's for sure. They're always such fun to watch during their water sports.

Canyon Girl said...

I just love the way you seize the day!!--Inger

Sharon said...

Oh, that water looks so nice and cool! I could use a refreshing dip about now! Pretty dog! I have no idea what the dark ducks are - I should - but I just don't know! Sounds like a great time!

Terry said...

Maybe a mallard hybrid? It happens.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

With all the heat we've been having here in Virginia, I think I would have been tempted to jump in with that pup! :-)

IsobelleGoLightly said...

I might jump in that water if you waded in with a bag of peppermints!