Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Rubber Ducky, You're the One....



One of my favorite parts of this time of year are BABY ducks! I've been walking at the same park since I moved into this house....I love the park, you can't see much of it in the picture. There is a fountain, a pier and weaping willows (or "monster trees" according to games LeeAnne and I used to play as little girls) anyone that has taken this walk with me can tell you I take the business of baby duck counting very seriously.....these ducks are just not responsible with their babies. They start the season out with 8, and you'll see them a month later with only one left, or you will see one lady duck with 27 babies (I promise I didn't even make that number up, I have witnesses to this actually happening...ducky daycare...maybe?) and all the other mama's have 2.....they let their babies wander, float, galavant around, and they are just entirely too loose for my peace of mind. What ever happened to getting all your ducks in a row?!?!?! Regardless, they are cute and I look forward to this time of year! I'm including another duck who has a bit of personality....I love these ducks with their 'top hats' as my Mom calls it.....I don't know where they came from, or what they mutated from.....but their personalities are so serious, while looking so silly!

3 comments:

Nicole said...

Cute little duckies!!


But those "top-hat" ones... Hmmm. Are you sure those aren't tumors or something? They look kinda weird.

:)

Christy said...

Maybe a hairy tumor.....I don't know....they blow and fly around in the wind, I don't think it's the right consistency....so silly....I hope the water is too murky for them to see their reflection appropriately....a duck only a mother could love....

Maurine said...

Those ducks take the ugly duckling story a bit further. I have never seen a duck like that.