Since you asked:

"Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, to guard a title that was rich before, to gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
to throw a perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice, or add another hue unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
to seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, is wasteful and ridiculous excess."

~William Shakespeare,
ca. 1595

Yup, that's us.

May 16, 2008

Just Ducky!

I made Lisa promise to send me these, and due to a modem that went south, I am just getting to post them, but is this cute, or what!? She called me from her cel phone, sounding just a little frantic, and wanting to know where a good place for ducks would be...the curious part of me wondered why, and she confessed the she had just rescued a family of duck waddling across a major thoroughfare and was driving with one hand, phone cradled between shoulder and ear, the other hand trying desperately to keep closed the flaps of the cardboard box which held the duck family, mama and six little ones...

I volunteered that Craig Regional Park would be a delightful new home for them, having lived across the street from there for years. She immediately recognized the name and set off for the park, but promised to snap some pictures for us with her cel phone. Here are the little darlings and mama checking out there new digs, after vacating the box....

Here is mama with the brood in tow, heading for the lake...

And in they go! Look at those handsome mallards checking out the new girl in town, single mother or not!

The babies take to the new location and start swimming immediately, leading mama out into the lake and new adventures that hopefully do not include crossing Associated Road at Imperial Highway...

Thanks, Lisa for sharing with us! This so reminds me of when we lived across the street and the ducks would come visit and swim in our little streams, babies and all. Happy memories!

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