It’s the 1st of November. Looking good, so far, but there’s lots of talk about snow for tonight. They started to talk about it several days ago, so it’s like people have built up great expectations for this ‘disturbance’ [I don’t think it’s a real storm even]. Yesterday, in the grocery store, it was extremely crowded, and it looked as if they were stocking up before a hurricane. I think we’ll get rain … plenty of it. We shall see tomorrow morning 🙂
November, to me, is associated with darkness and rain. I’ve lived the main part of my life on the 62º latitude and this time of year we don’t get too many hours of daylight. Saint John is on 45º, which means pretty much the same as Bordeaux, France.
More ducks are teaming up in the pond. They’re looking fine again, with their emerald green heads, after the moulting. There are many, little lakes in the park, but at some point they close the road — the loop — so you can no longer drive around the park. It opens again in the Spring. Hence, the ducks will only be fed at the pond [by people who don’t care about the signs], and it almost looks like they know it! 🙂 Big bunches of them have moved over to the pond now, since the other lake soon won’t be accessible by car. One will have to turn around by the ‘squirrel feeders’, or walk.
I love to take pictures of mallards [as if you hadn’t noticed 😀 ] … I still do, after all these years. If I had to name a favourite bird (which is impossible), it had to be the mallard. Lately, I haven’t had much inspiration for photography. The new iPhone might have taken over my attention, but I sense it’s coming back.
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