The upside of taking walks between rain squalls is the chance to see occasional patches of blue. This marshy area at Dungeness Recreation Area is filling up nicely though it so far hasn’t suited any ducks, which are no longer hunted here.
We’re getting caught up on rainfall. It’s been a challenge lately to take a walk and come home dry. The fun part is our daily paper, The Peninsula Daily News. A copywriter now makes the daily weather forecast capsules fun to read. Last night: “Showers keep tapping.” The forecast for today was “Breezes belabor Peninsula.” Friday: “Sun muscles past clouds.” Smiles break out daily.
For a month or two I’ve wondered if we might see migrating swans again this winter. I’ve kept an eye on a couple of fallow fields and was rewarded Monday. Trumpeter swans!
It was a small flock, lunching in a field. They ignored me until I began to get into camera range, then they’d move on. These were the best shots I could get.
Here’s lunch. This field was full of turnips and carrots left after harvest.