It isn’t technically Spring yet, but this day was very Spring-like.
This is the only place on this small lake where there is water for the ducks to play. There is an underwater current here that melts the ice and draws the ducks.
Most of the walking path is dry and free of snow and ice. Soon all the snow will melt.
Looking back at this day of 40 degree weather, bitter cold and snow was just a day away, and these Mallard ducks were enjoying their last days.
Soon the creek will be iced over.
Leaving the ducks, I headed up this familiar trail. It was supposed to be warm, but there was a cold wind from the northwest. Winter was coming.
Before long my pleasant walk was almost over. The days are short and sunlight will soon be gone.