We may not be experiencing the craziness of back-to-back winter storms like so many living on the East Coast, but we here in Northern California get our occasional ‘winter-like’ conditions too.
This past January I’m told was the driest January California’s experienced since weather recording began. One would need to travel inland to see the real effects of this. In other words, we could probably stand a few storms sooner than later.
I shot and posted this picture as a way to give thanks for a beautiful day of decent temperatures, warm sun, and beautifully colorful mallard ducks!
Golden Gate Park is a massive, sprawling tract of park lands gorgeous from just about any of its many entry points. This area is somewhat new to me, but I’ve never seen a sunny, tree- filled lake front I didn’t immediately like.
I took a seat to watch the ducks frolick in the water for a bit. I looked away for two seconds, looked back and the ducks were literally next to my feet! I guess they just wanted to show me what they were capable of before moving away to go explore the big tree in the middle of the picture.
I’ve got new respect for mallards. I never knew they had it in them to be stealthy like ninja!
K’lee L. copyright 2015