September 9, 2013

A lone duck on The Stockpond, another Teal … with bill broad and black, edged with yellow … rather tame, it seems unbothered by me and stretches a wing out lazily to show a large blue wing patch and green speculum, beautiful. I’ll take this for a first year Cinnamon Teal, that hasn’t yet learned there is benefit in wariness.

Wild Clematis drapes lacy white veils of seed plumes high in the roadside bosque and down to the ground, in places so thickly the cows on the pasture beyond can’t be seen from the truck through them.