I sat on my back porch knitting while chatting on the phone with a friend in Taos when this guy flew in for a visit. As I live on a small lake, waterfowl are frequent visitors but I had never gotten to see the vivid coloration of the male before. What a treat. These are photos from the web as my camera was in the house at the time.
I'm a sure enough Dallas native who spent a good part of my life in northern New Mexico, where I learned the arts of spinning, weaving, and dyeing. Combining those skills with my long time love, knitting, is what I do best these days.