Friday, June 19, 2015

No Surprises

No surprise snakes this time. Just a Wood Duck drake on a floating log, red duckweed and algae...
 and a couple of turtles on another floating piece of wood in the background.
Linking to Weekend Reflections

100 comments:

Mildred said...

Good Morning. Very pretty reflection shots this morning. Have a great day.

Brk Trt said...

Handsome fella.....

Kate said...

What interesting colors in that pond!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Morning Tex....no snakes :) Love these shots. Hug B

Julia said...

I'm glad there's no snakes, they give me the shivers. The wood duck is so handsome in his pink grassy pond.

JB

Crissi said...

What interesting colors - beautiful!
Nice day Crissi

It's me said...

Hahaha...OK cute but what is That in the water right behind the duck..??...lovely weekend Ria...x!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Love the wood duck and the turtles. Pretty reflection images! Have a happy Friday and weekend ahead!

Giga said...

Snakes do not think there are nice ones in your colored pond. Regards.

Marit Sønstebø said...

I'm glad there wasn't any snakes around! :)

Dicky Bird said...

His feathers definately compliment the algae

Sandra said...

they all look like they don't have a care in the world to me

DJan said...

Does that algae post any problems for the inhabitants of the pond? I know around here we are having some dangerous red algae blooms. I sure hope not!

Karen S. said...

He's a real cutie! Your last photo looks like a painting, very pretty!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Good Morning. Gorgeous reflection shots you captured. Lazy hazy days of summer have arrived. We dried out a bit yesterday but our town has a major road flooded and closed.
Have a nice weekend. cm

Pamela Gordon said...

Pretty colours in the pond. The turtles look like they're barely hanging on. I hope you have a really nice weekend!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love that Wood Duck, such a handsome fellow.Blessings Francine.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ohhh...red algae in Florida closes beaches. Yuck

Small City Scenes said...

Log floaters.....
Red Algae isn't good is it?
MB

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Everything is just ducky!

KB Bear said...

Beautiful reflections!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

The wood duck looks as if he's floating on the duckweed. The reflections are beautiful.

Lois Evensen said...

Lovely colors!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Pretty colors here today. And the wood duck/turtles are added pluses.

Mary Hone said...

i have never seen red algae. Interesting.

ThreeOldKeys said...

Them turtles needs a bigger spot to sun themselfs.

(sorry ... for a minute i had a Bad Grammar Friday.)

Irma said...

Love the wood duck and the turtles.
Best regards, Irma

Marie C said...

A peaceful scene....snake-free.

Nancy Chan said...

Good! No snake surprises! Lovely wood duck and its reflection!

RedPat said...

I love the colours in these shots, Tex! And the handsome duck of course.

S. J. Qualls said...

Your duck may be alone, but he doesn't appear lonesome. :)
Quiet picture this morning.

Paula said...

Your pond looks pretty in pink.

don said...

The algae adds color and interest to what the duck are doing. An interesting picture of the local action.

Farm Girl said...

Gosh I missed two posts. Your ducks look happy. I love looking back at how it was. Also I need wide open places too.
I love seeing how full you pond is now.
I hope you have a lovely Friday!

William Kendall said...

The drake really stands out well!

Debbie said...

um, yeah....that's pink ;)

Sylvia K said...

They are colorful fellows!! And a colorful pond as well!! Always love the water shots!!

Adrienne said...

Love these guys...don't know why, but they make me chuckle!

Filip Demuinck said...

I am however surprised of the red color of the water.

Greetings,
Filip

Wayne said...

no difficulty figuring out why they call it duckweed :-)

Andrea Priebe said...

Red Duck Weed ... have never seen it or heard of it. Is this native to Texas? Whatever, combined with an awesome Wood Duck Drake it throws a great reflection. Very nice, Theresa ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Rose said...

At last, At last...your comment form opened up! I hate to think how many times I have clicked to try to comment and now I don't remember what I wanted to say! I think something about loving that handsome fellow's reflection!

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the reflections of the Wood Ducks but I have never seen pink Algae.

thepoodleanddogblog said...

What a beautiful shades of red and green color scheme nature provided for us to enjoy

Audrey said...

tres jolies couleurs :o)

Gayle said...

Would be fun to see the turtles climbing on a floating log.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Wood Ducks are in my top four favorite ducks. Gorgeous! Have a wonderful day today!

Gosia k said...

Why your pond is pink? In Poland sometimes is green but not pink one

bon bon said...

That red algae is a bit otherworldly. Mr. Duck knows he can stand out anywhere though. ;)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I've never seen red duckweed -- it really is a perfect backdrop for the colorful woodduck and makes lovely reflections!

Midmarsh John said...

I'm another who's never seen red duckweed, only green.
Hope you missed the worst of the recent Texas rain I've been reading about.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

The beautiful colors of your pond.
Reflections in the water are fantastic.
I wish you a nice weekend.
Kisses and greetings.
Lucia

Dave said...

a great duck, escapees on this side of the pond, but a beautiful species wherever you are lucky enough to see them.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Snakes are people, too!

O.K. maybe not.

But I so seldom see a snake, it seems a successful snapshot is so satisfying.
~

Miss Val's Creations said...

The touch of red on the water is neat. We don't see that weed up my way.

hula-la said...

Great shot! Aloha

Bob Bushell said...

My favourites, the Wood Duck, I love 'em.

messymimi said...

No surprises, just beautiful life, out on the pond. Hope the ducks that eat duckweed get to it!

Fun60 said...

Great duck reflection.

Jo said...

Very pretty shots, Theresa. Is the duckweed an invasive plant? Have a great day. Jo

Janey and Co. said...

The duckweed is a pretty color, but could it become problematic?

Ela said...

Really beautiful colors !
Greetings

Stephanie Faris said...

The perfect little perch! A truly unique picture.

LV said...

His pink breast blends right in with the pink on water.

Lynn said...

The red is kind of interesting in the pics:@)

Pix Under the Oaks said...

The pink-ish red-ish duckweed makes a very pretty addition to the pictures! The Wood Duck's reflection is cool too. Pleasant pastel look to these pictures, Tex!

Revrunner said...

Lone sentry duty.

Terry and Linda said...

Very pretty! The colors are all outstanding!
Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
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Munir said...

Love that reflection. Great cap.

Our photos said...

King of the Pond he seems to think !

James said...

Nice shots!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Really interesting with all the pink.

Grantham Lynn said...

Great shots. Thanks for sharing your pond. Have a great weekend.

Maggid said...

wood ducks . . they look painted . . . like pretend ducks, or toys . . i suppose they would resent my calling them cute . . .

Birdman said...

Are they 'humpback' turtles? hahahahahaha

Cranberry Morning said...

Almost looks like he's just walking on the duckweed!
Have a great weekend, Tex.

Stephanie said...

It was nice to see no snakes about. Great reflections!

Red said...

You don't mean to say that your whistlers leave you sometimes!

joeh said...

Looks pretty, is that algae good, bad, or indifferent?

bailey-road.com said...

Nice shots of the critters floating in the pond. I've never seen red duckweed.

Judy said...

Do not like snakes :) Nice shots!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
A very tranquil looking pond indeed. Turtles always cling to a floating piece of wood for sunbathing!
Hugs,
Mariette

SweetMarie said...

so glad there aren't any snakes! the eyes on the male wood duck doesn't look real. I think that every time I see them.
we just got back home from Wilmington. a long afternoon and evening in the rain. it's good to be home!

Linda said...

Interesting colors! Red algae, huh? I'm glad you posted it but I don't think I want any in our pond.

Randy said...

He looks cozy.

Barbara said...

The drake is so beautiful, but so is that red duckweed! I've never seen that!

Ms. A said...

Sure hope that duckweed doesn't take over!

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Nice pictures, exquisite reflections in the water!

Brian King said...

Wow! Very colorful!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

No snake is a good snake. Does the algae pose a problem for the animals at all? Just wondering.......

pattisjarrett said...

Sometimes, "no surprises" is a good thing! Still great reflections on the pond.

A Quiet Corner said...

Good gravy! Even your pond is color coordinated!!!...:)JP

Lynne said...

Handsome Wood Duck floating along there close enough for you to catch a picture.
Very nice . . .

Stephen Hayes said...

I loaves water reflections. They were among the first things I learned to paint.

Hannah said...

The Wood duck is exquisitely beautiful, but with the red eye manages to look goofy as well. I hadn't noticed before how the white curved feather pattern on the back of his head matches the curve of his bill, so it gives his head a symmetrical look, and the center is lined up with the white streak on his body, which looks great in the reflection!

Paul said...

Beautiful pond scenes!

Sometimes no surprises is a good thing, especially when it comes to snakes and other less than cuddly creatures...

Bethany Carson said...

Enjoying the colors here! Don't think I've seen red duckweed before.

Robin Lamb said...

T, very nice! Love the reflections! I've never seen red duck weed before!

Betty Manousos said...

wow, you got some great reflections!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Always enjoy the turtles. So does the algae come in the summer?

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