duck, duck, goose

How cute are they?

The other night I took a little walk down to the swamp at the bottom of the hill I live on. As I walked up to the edge of the water I surprised a mama duck, I think she was a wood duck, though it was hard to tell. She promptly hopped into the water and took off, leaving her babies to scramble after her. They were so tiny and they huddled close together in a little ball of fuzz as they made their way out to their mama.

Mama, wait for us….

Ah, safe and sound, all together once more.

I was a little surprised that she didn’t stay to protect her babies, but glad that it all worked out in the end.

On the other side of the swamp there was a gaggle of geese, it looked like two sets of parents with their almost-grown children, all honking and clamoring around, just like noisy teenagers, not really listening to their parent’s instruction.

It was so good to be out walking, seeing babies, watching the sunset.

Enjoying life.


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  • Jillsy Girl June 29, 2011 at 10:48 am

    there’s nothing more adorable than seeing little ducklings all together like this!

  • missing moments June 29, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Good to hear you are up and walking!!! And look what treat you found … just want to squeeze those little guys! I hope she is more protective when a bad predator comes around …..

  • Kathryn Dyche Dechairo June 29, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Sounds perfect.

  • Cindy June 29, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    what a lovely experience! your photos are so, so pretty. have a great day 🙂

  • Jamie S June 29, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    So very sweet!

  • Frida June 29, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Oh she’s such a good mother. How cute they are 🙂

  • Angie June 29, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Oh, how very sweet! Thank you so much for the photos. I need a dose of “warm and fuzzy). This certainly fills my heart.

  • Nana June 29, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    LOVE IT !!!

  • lisa June 29, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Oh my goodness, they are absolutely precious!
    Wonderful photographs of them.

  • Debi June 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    she waited until you were up & walking around? how perfect a gift.

  • Chantal June 30, 2011 at 2:27 am

    nice story and photos

  • Marcie June 30, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    So sweet!! And – how wonderful to hear that you’re out and about!!!

  • Jannie Funster October 6, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Kelly, you are making it very very hard for me to narrow down one of your gorgeous images to use for your sidebar button.

    But, I’m sure I’ll settle on one of them. Eventually. 🙂



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