Friday, March 13, 2015

Ducks at the Pond in the Snow

In our heaviest snowfall, I caught this photo of a Gadwall with snow accumulating on its back and head.
Most of the shots I took looked like this because of the heavy flakes distracting the camera focus.
Because the reflections are so weak in the above photos, here's yet more Whistlers, pondside.

Linking to Weekend Reflections

119 comments:

Laura. M said...

Uuufffff...turns cold, Teresa :(((

bas van Es said...

Het sneeuwd behoorlijk bij jullie maar het geeft wel van deze mooie momenten.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Morning Tex oh it looks like Canada with all that snow. Oh love Whistlers. Great reflections. Hug B

Knipsa Passtscho said...

That was really much snow :)
And the poor Whistlers look a little helpless.
Have a beautiful day

【ツ】Knipsa

Margaret Adamson said...

I never knew that Texas had so much snow. Snow on a duck's back, now that is cool!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my goodness. Poor little Gadwall and Whistlers! Thankfully, it was short lived for us! blessings ~ tanna

Julia said...

I bet they will wish for that snow back in the hot summer heat just like us human. When it hot we all go for ice cream. haha.
Have a nice weekend Theresa and thanks for the cool pictures.
Hugs,
JB

Jacquelineand.... said...

Would that still qualify as water off a duck's back?
Poor little Gadwell.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The poor little Gadwall is so cute!

Giga said...

This would also have to stop the snow fall, because neither the people nor the birds are certainly not satisfied. Regards.

Georgette Sullins said...

Amazing to see him swimming around in the cold.

Bethany Carson said...

Brrr...that coating of snow is one coat I doubt the duck liked! Nice shot of the whistlers all lined up!

Justin Carfagnini said...

Snow! Glad it's all melting over here. I'm used to seeing that stuff fall from the sky. :P

Ruth Hiebert said...

The snowy scenes are lovely even though I am now ready for spring and warmer days.

Primitive Stars said...

Amazing snow shots, the little Gadwell looks cold, brrr.Blessings Francine.

EG CameraGirl said...

Now I know why I haven't seen any gadwalls lately. They're stuck in a Texas blizzard! :)

joeh said...

That weather is for a Canvasback Duck.

DJan said...

You got way more snow than we did this winter. Which was zero, BTW. Poor duckie, but I always enjoy seeing a bunch of orange beaks as a consolation. :-)

MarkD60 said...

This is Texas? Dang!

John's Island said...

Cool photos, in more than one way. :-) Wondering if you got more snow this year than usual?

Kate said...

Love the Whistlers "all in a row."

Tanya Breese said...

i feel so bad for them!!

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Wow Tex, you really are having heavy snow fall there. The ducks look quite happy.
I can imagine its really cold and you have the fire going.
wishing you a good weekend.
val xx

Dicky Bird said...

Snow just adds to the beauty!

Molly TheWally said...

Looks surprisingly cold over there. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Linda Kay said...

Tanya, they have names? That is a lot of snowfall in your camera lens.

Marit Sønstebø said...

I hope you soon gets sun instead of snow!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

brrrrrrr

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hope he didn't mind the cold and the snow. Aren't their feathers water repellent? May be a new coat of Scotch-Guard is in order :)

Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Rose said...

Ahhh, these are wonderful.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

'Snow covered duck', sounds like an item on a menu from a Chinese restaurant.

The whistlers look like they are marching.

ThreeOldKeys said...

I always thought cold duck came in a bottle ....

Bet you and all the critters are ready for spring!

don said...

I like your pictures in the heaviest snow.
They looks so authentic. Very well done!

William Kendall said...

The Whistlers are all thinking, "where's spring? Frank, did you do something to screw up spring?"

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Wow! That looks a little mystical! I think we've had one night of light snow in February this year.

Nancy Chan said...

The Gadwall must have been shivering in the snow. Sure looking forward to warmer days for the Gadwall and Whistlers.

Sandra said...

I bet all the ducks were thinking, what is this stuff and where did it come from.. so unepected

Ron said...

I love that first snow shot!

Karen said...

A Texas winter! Poor ducks must be confused.

James said...

What a beautiful wintery wonderland!

Sylvia K said...

WOW!! It does look SO cold!! Not the usual for Texas -- well, at least when I lived there! Always love the Whistlers!

Bob Bushell said...

Snowy ducks, excellent.

sonia a. mascaro said...

It looks so cold!!
Poor lovely Gadwall with snow accumulating on its back and head.
These Whistlers at pondside looks lovely too.

Melissa said...

I really love both scenes. The heavy snow is pretty impressive, and the whistler line is so cute!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The amount of snow falling is incredible...for Texas.

Debbie said...

are you sure you live in texas??!! and again, why were you not excited?????

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Nice thick snow falling. It's so pretty and love those Whistler's! Enjoy your weekend.

Crafty Green Poet said...

looks very cold there! I love that first photo, poor wee gadwall!

marshaleith said...

Poor cold ducks....
I love the row of Whistler ducks.
We finally have a few Canada Geese back and they will get covered in snow too.

Michelle LL said...

Amazing photos, love the duck in the snow. xo

Malyss said...

This snow is soooo impressive!In France , when it's very cold , we say "it's a duck's cold" . Here , we see why !

Audrey said...

magnifique mm si quel temps ! ;o)

Mama Zen said...

That's some heavy snow!

Karen S. said...

Incredible it's almost as if he rather enjoyed it all!

Cloudia said...

Magical!




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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Mary Kirkland said...

No snow here. I wish we had some. It's gonna be 80F here today.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Yes, there really are not afraid of the snow !! Great photos !!

Laura said...

Do you think they enjoy snow the way a dog does? Great photos!

SweetMarie said...

you really got a lot of snow! great pics!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That's a pretty snow!

Ha, yes, teaching class all day today and forgot all about linking up with you! Thanks for the reminder.

Stephen Hayes said...

I hope it warms up soon for you and your feathered friends.

Small City Scenes said...

Brrr.....is right. Do you usually get much snow in your parts of the woods?
MB

Linda said...

Awww! Well, ducks have incredible insulation.

Nancy J said...

Reflections, true "Monet" like in their shades. Love the last one. And why stand out in that snow, maybe they enjoy the flakes on feathers.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

ORBS!
~

Viera said...

Fantastic snovy scene... I can totally feel the chill...

Gosia k said...

Whistlers do't like winter. I am sure

DIMI said...

Hello Tex!
Wow!!So much snow in Texas!!Fantastic shots!
Poor Whistlers!!Look strange in the snowfall!
Dimi...

Miss Val's Creations said...

Looking at the photos makes me feel so cold! I know the ducks are lucky enough to not feel the cold like we do.

thepoodleanddogblog said...

To me they don't look pathetic or uncomfortable.

Pantherka said...

Nicely you to there snowing ...

messymimi said...

It makes me cold just to look at them!

Ms. A said...

While it may not bother them like it does us, it makes me cold just to think about it!

Deanna said...

I bet those ducks were thinking...what the heck I came south to get out of the snow!! Happy Weekend!!

Sally said...

Wonderful shots, T! :)

xoxo

RedPat said...

That is a lot of snow!

Grandma C said...

Texas the new Alaska. giggle giggle
Amazing how ducks can handle the cold when us humans need to be inside a house. By the way Great Shots!

Terry and Linda said...

Everyone is ready for winter to end.

Linda ★★
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

Paula said...

That picture makes me feel cold even though its warm here today.

waldlaeufer68 said...

with us here in Germany now comes the spring, 15 ° C and beautiful sun ..
Here freezes no duck:-)
regards Frank

Robin Lamb said...

T, Wow, that's great! I've never seen a bird covered in snow like that! Funny how the Whistlers stood in the water, so they didn't have to stand in the snow!

Kovács Miklós said...

Uhh ... that was a really serious snowfall. Hope spring will come soon here and there :)
Have a great weekend
Greetings from rainy Budapest

bailey-road.com said...

Poor little snow-covered duck. Love the shot of the whistlers lined up in the water, keeping their feet warm.

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful to see...
I have never considered Texas and snow before.
I love this planet.

barbara l. hale said...

Wow! Thought you had moved back to Wisconsin for a sec. LOL. I bet those ducks were saying, "What the heck is this stuff!"

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Looks like we may have to move south to see snow this year?? Keeps going around us, at this rate drought will be next! You know all about that!!

Our photos said...

Oh my, that is real bad weather ! Poor ducks !

Brian King said...

Awesome! Not what you typically see from Texas! Manual focus helps with those pesky snowflakes. ;-)

Red said...

You've had lots of fun with your snow. I expect a fox and Goose circle pretty soon!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love falling snow! Funny that the Gadwall didn't shake the snow off...Must be insulating!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh how funny- the whistlers look like they are playing follow the leader..which I guess they are! You had some heavy snow! I'm very glad it's gone now, and it looks like the rain may be heading out too. I'd just like to see blue skies and sunshine again.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Great shots of our rare winter. We can look back on these when it's 105 degrees. LOL
Have a great weekend,
hugs, CM

Munir said...

I need to learn from those ducks not to complain about the snow.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Cool shots. Those whistlers are looking at you like "Let us in lady!"

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is just wrong for Texas isn't it? I hope it's warmed up by now. Birds are all lucky you were there to feed them.

Andy Wilson said...

I feel just a wee bit for ya. But in the northeast we had one of the worst winters.
Nice pic of the duck with snow on the back.

Debby Ray said...

Oh wow...love those snowy shots!

Stephanie said...

Love the Whistlers, reflections. Looks like too much snow.

KB Bear said...

I cannot imagine it snowing so hard there!!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Oh poor Gadwall on the pond... Let's hope they did not really suffer from the cold. The Whistlers sure want to hang around; regardless the bad weather.
Hugs and happy weekend!
Mariette

Rita said...

It's just crazy that you even got snow in Texas when we hardly got any all winter in Fargo. Isn't it beautiful! :)

Paul said...

Love that first picture!

So far this winter we've only had 1/4 inch of snow where I live on the West Coast of Canada and you're getting dumped on in Texas... Talk about a mixed up Winter!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Poor ducks. It is like the Canada Geese up here.

Ratty said...

I really like the pictures with all of the snow. I remember going out when I got my first camera just to get pictures of the snow falling.

Small Kucing said...

Seems like they are making a stand. Rain or snow, we wont let the weather deter us :)

laura.forestdreams:) said...

wow...the shot with the snow gathering on the duck's back is cool!! i guess it just goes to prove that...'like water off a duck's back' does not hold true for snow!!
the shots of the whistlers all lined up by the shore is so cute!! i think they look a little confused, or maybe just wishing for warmer weather?!!

have a nice weekend!

Ela said...

Poor ducks !! They look beautiful in the snow. But for them it is not good weather !
Greetings

Gert said...

Oh my gosh, you guys really got it didn't you? The poor birds. (Or fowl life..I should say!) Did it melt quickly?

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

Love the whistlers in the snow.. aww heck I just love the whistlers!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Brrrr...put their coats on, T! ;)

Becca said...

Wow! Look at that snow! Great capture! Boy that water sure looks cold, but they sure seem to be enjoying themselves! :-)

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Looks very cold!!!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; OMG, poor Gadwall!!! What happened to the 'Global Warming', although it must be true(^^;)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Felicia said...

beautiful.

CatTales said...

Somehow I missed this post. I especially love that last shot.

Helma said...

Oh Dear !!!! That is really a heavy snowfall.
Yet I had there really like to stand briefly;-)

Debra Howard said...

Such beautiful pics...and such a difference from our weather here in Texas.

Leslie said...

Those pink beaks look great in the snow! I just love them.

pattisjarrett said...

That looked like some heavy snowfall. Cool shot of the Whistlers.

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