I know, the picture isn't great but it was all I could get before they flew away. This is the first time we have seen ducks in our pond. Apparently these are Hooded Mergansers. Two males and a female to be exact. Mr. Man and I had just talked about putting a wood duck house on the pond a couple days ago. Nice to know that ducks find our pond inviting! Here's a picture from the website above that shows what these cuties look like up close! Fancy aren't they?
Now onto domestic life. Check out the cats - this is the wood basket next to the wood stove that the cats have claimed as their warm, happy place. Yes, that's all three cats squeezed into the basket.
I think Slim needs to lose a pound or two - what do you think?