Last weekend we went kayaking - it was super gorgeous, warm and just lovely. The river wasn't too low (drought here) so the paddling was great. The lack of leaves on the trees made it easier to see critters, so we got a good show.
I spotted this turtle right away, taking advantage of the warm sun. My camera had a good zoom, so I didn't scare him/her away.
Rather arrogant looking - but if you look closely you can see the little turtle smile.
Ah yes, the sun feels lovely but I'm going to put one foot inside my shell...just cause I can.
Mr. Mallard - the Mrs was elusive or nesting
And then we saw an osprey fly overhead so we paddled over to the nest that we watch year after year.
This is Him on a branch of a tree.
and had his evil way with her - once....
Oh...was someone watching? We're all ruffled up
We left them to work on their relationship and to lay eggs.
All in all, it was a gorgeous day