Posted on April 11th, 2012
Being sick is no excuse for not getting out of doors, at least not in this household. Also, there is the child-bouncing-off-the-walls problem that occurs daily around 1 PM. So we hied ourselves to the Rhododendron Gardens, where Pea submitted with great protest to pictures.
We did get a smile, finally. And there were ducks and geese to feed (along with a juvenile Red-winged Blackbird and some brave song sparrows), so she was a happy girl. Also, duck behavior around breeding season is really quite amusing. I took footage of two drakes yapping at each other for a good five minutes. I have no idea what it was about, except it reminded me of gaming nerds fighting about RPG rules interpretation.