I was finally able to get my boat on the water for a few hours yesterday. The last remnants of lake ice had melted just last week and I knew it wouldn't be long before ducks and geese would show themselves... stopping by on their journey north. It was great to be out in the sun and the waterfowl seemed to agree. Noisy Canada geese were happy to be on "soft" water again... splashing in the shallows as if to command the attention of everything else within earshot. Mallards, wood ducks, and even a pair of black ducks paddled in and out of sight through the maze of last year's vegetation.
It's quite an advantage for an artist to have a boat. An on-the-water perspective is quite different from the views afforded to land-bound folks. I can't wait to get out there again!