Friday, April 19, 2013

109/365 At The Edge

"Edge Of The Water"

We went to the park this evening just to get some fresh air and wind down at the end of another school week.  I love to watch the ducks and the birds and the children playing.  I love the sounds of the park.  Even though there is usually a lot of activity, the park always seems peaceful to me.

On our way, we stopped along the road so that I could take some pictures of a tiny patch of bluebonnets on the edge between someone's yard and the street.  Having fulfilled the day's prompt, I figured I'd just shoot whatever at the park.  No pressure.

I took a few pictures of roses, birds and some basic duck pictures.  It wasn't until we were about to leave that the little guy above made his way out of the water right up beside me.  I love his colors, particularly his bright orange feet.  They look exactly like stereotypical duck feet.  I also like the water droplets on his belly and tail feathers.  He replaced the bluebonnets as today's depiction of "on the edge."

One of these birds sat in this spot for the entire hour or so that we were at the park.  The other would come and go.  I'm not sure what they are, but they have an impressive call and an equally impressive wing span.  With those wings, this one looks like it is trying to impersonate Batman.