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Wood Duck public domain from USFWS
Image via Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

Sold a copy of this card today. The river won’t look like this for a couple of months. It’s that in-between time now. It’s no longer fall, but it isn’t really winter yet.

Yesterday, we walked along the Redlands Canal down to Connected Lakes State Park. Golden leaves, formerly in the trees, were on the walkway. There wasn’t much water in the canal either, but there were ducks. We even saw a wood duck. They are not very common around here. The wood duck picture above was taken by somebody else and shared through Wikipedia. It was really cloudy and getting dark, so I didn’t have my camera. We didn’t see the female, just the male.

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February Fog

Cold robin in a barren reww

Fog

Soft branches
Soft cliffs
Filtered wings
carry softened geese
urged by nesting
northward over the pale
river; a betrayed
robin protests
this icy setback
with sad chirps
and fluffed feathers.
Miracles sometimes
creep in under
cover even denser
than freezing fog
after a January thaw.

copyright, Linda Armstrong 2/4/10

Winter Flight

a bald eagle flies Bald Eagle in a Tree

Late Winter Flight

Over the blue river
with a cloud-crowned
mesa painted
on the fringe of
the sky, the eagle
gazes out from
frayed branches
of a cottonwood.
Canada geese wedge
up from the south,
lowering their wings
to land in the water.
A robin hops to a weathered
fence above the
icy mud.
Soundless, the eagle glides.

Linda Armstrong 2/1/2010