Last Wednesday I stopped by Arrowhead Lake for just a few moments of nature tranquillity. This sketch may not look tranquil (the sky unleashed freezing rain, ice, and snow) but I was the only one in the parking lot. Yessssss.
The mallard ducks didn’t mind the weather either; the female followed the male all the way to the other end of the lake in a slow fashion. I was like a duck in my car, all nice and weatherproof, not minding what comes down from the clouds. The fast tapping of the rain on the roof was soothing too. I’ll have to record that sound one day. In just 45 short minutes I had my daily dose of vitamin nature. Have you had your vitamin today?
I must admit I didn’t have my nature vitamin today. The weather was poor, but I did get a LOT of bird watching in out the back window. I even saw my first female purple finch (ever)!
Lana: YES! First purple finch…way to go! I have some house finches but can’t say that I’ve seen purple finches at my feeder. Awesome find!