There’s no WordPress weekly photo challenge to be found, at this time, so I can only assume they’re out celebrating the 4th of July or something. This might actually be a good thing, as it makes me write something instead of just posting a photo, which has been the case here lately.
Weather-wise, I’ve been so lucky I have no words! The whole province has suffered under a terrible heat wave, this last week, but here in Saint John and along the Fundy coast, we’ve enjoyed fog and a cool, little wind!
Today, when we went out to buy some groceries, as we’re anticipating hurricane [now tropical storm] Arthur tomorrow, the fog was dense. I didn’t even bother to bring my camera, like I always do otherwise. Still we took a drive through the park … if for nothing else, so to check up on the duckling situation.
Of the first batch I wrote about, which consisted of eight ducklings, there are only two remaining. I saw them today, and it’s really weird how they can be so different in size, coming from the same group! Here they are:
The one in the foreground, almost looks like and adult, but it does have a little fluff left. This was shot with the iPhone. It was quite amazing — they came walking up towards me, so close I could have grabbed them! The mother too!
Speaking of getting great wildlife shots with iPhone … I had one more, amazing experience there at the duck pond today! While shooting these ducklings, I noticed a groundhog, moseying around on the lawn. I happened to have a few peanuts in my pockets, so I threw them in his direction! He must have appreciated that so much, so he came waddling over to me and sniffed my iphone! 😀 Usually, they’re rather shy, and appear almost wary when they pick up peanuts you throw at them, but this guy must have become so used to us human beings — I could easily have patted him on his back!
I took this, while he had his nose up against the phone!
I hope my American blogging friends had a great 4th of July. Here we’ll be bracing for Arthur tomorrow — I think we’re already at the fringe!