I had to make a quick trip to Pierre on business. I took my camera along in hopes of having a moment to stop and catch a few photos. The prairie potholes are full of ducks and other bird species. I only got a chance to stop once, but it turned out to be a jackpot.
Blue Winged Teal
More of the handsome Northern Shovler
A party at the prairie pothole. Isn't that a pretty picture? Everything is so green.
I saw a Mourning Dove in Pierre and like a hundred of them on the drive there and back.
I didn't just spend the week driving around the countryside. My husband and I came up with a creative curtain rod and curtain for our bathroom.The ends are brass door knobs. The rod and the knob below were part of a garden stake I had someone make years ago. My husband drilled out the other door knob and positioned it so you could see the decorative top better. The curtain is actually an old hammock. It matched the walls wonderfully. Once again something old is new again.
The primroses are blooming like crazy.
A bumblebee on allium.
I have waited all winter for these precious days on the porch. Life is perfect from the porch. I was asked how many birds I have logged so far this year. If you look at the top of my blog, under the main picture there is a folder called 2018 birding list. That is where I am keeping a log of my Great Year. I am currently up to 40 species. I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather.