photo: mallard drake in pond

6:59:34 PM

Two pairs of wood ducks join the mallards for their evening meal.

4:06:01 PM

The first water of spring, the meltwater, is brown like the ground
it comes from. The second water, which we’ve gotten this week,
is blue like the sky. The third, which comes in summer, will be green
like the leaves around it.

Goldfinches in full mating plumage flash yellow sparks at the feeder.
Lacy green shadows fall over green grass flecked with yellow.