As I stood in pseudo-mediation for 20 minutes watching the duck that had made the tall jump to our floating raft this evening I was feeling very contented to be sharing my space, after all the fauna we get here is a big part of having a woodland garden on a lake for me.
Just as I was thinking how nice it was that this particular duck didn't mind sharing the space either, especially with me puttering around on shore, 2 other ducks landed and regrouped with #1. I say 'regrouped' because even though I don't speak duck there was no missing that these ducks were previous acquaintances. Absolutely happy to see one another.
After that, a swim at dusk in utter silence with the dogs waiting patiently at the end of the dock. Ever had the pleasure of having an entire lake to yourself?
Here is a view 'from the Lakefront Garden' instead 'of the Lakefront Garden'.
To honour the ducks that were my pals today I thought I would share some recent pics of other visitors I've had recently at the cottage.
I found this link to Ontario's Salamanders only after searching for Ontario's Skinks and Ontario's Lizards: apparently only one type of each in Ontario, and these are not them.
Quite a few wild turkeys around in the spring when it was less busy here. This one in particular liked to treat itself to the bird seed spilled under the feeder. It's a wonder there was never a dog-turkey incident.
And I suppose this is how the birdseed spilled to the ground.