It was an especially beautiful day for a drive in the car.
We decided on Lake of the Lilies where I spotted this Female Mallard resting in the overgrowth.
Playing beside her were 2 baby goslings.
I assume she birthed more but they were lost to larger prey.
awwww...the circle of life!
Marrards, they always look so sweet, so happy...like they are smiling!!
The little ones were adorable,
frolicing about in the grass until momma guestered to them to rest underneath her.
Perhaps she saw me and was worried about her little ones being hurt.
They were not outrightly visible here in the overgrowth, she was doing a good job of protecting them.