Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

May 16, 2014

Making Do

One thing I miss about the Acreage is the ability to step out the door into a wild life abundance. Without the Acreage, I now have to adapt. Who says an old dog can't adapt?

On the way home from Edmonton, I decided to pull over and rest my back and stretch my legs. It turns out there was a small pond beside the road, full of interesting critters.

 The Shovel duck was relaxing
 And showing off his beautiful feet.
 A couple of Mallards took no notice of me

  A Blue Winged Teal decided to preen a little
He was even managing to get to those hard to get at places.

And then finally, a perfect pose!
Oops, make that two poses!


TexWisGirl said...

oh, great up-close shots!

Montanagirl said...

Wow what a nice little surprise your received for stopping! Love that Blue-winged Teal.

peihome said...

I love quacks!

You'll just have to take more scenic drives, and I bet you'll find more little spots like this. I found that even when living in a big city, I'd manage to find little oases here and there!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a wonderful find! I know it must be difficult without the acreage, but outings like this must make it better.

Li said...

Wonderful photos! I never have learned to take proper pictures. Glad you discovered these beauties and that they brightened your day. :-)

Terry said...

Love the detail of the feathers.

joyce said...

Two poses...ha ha. I didn't know you had moved from your acreage into the city...what a culture shock that must be!! Still able to find some wildlife say driving home from Edmonton, where are you now? I know a little of the area with my son being in Red Deer.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Oh what wonderful photos