Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Nice Day

Yesterday it rained so I didn't have to work. So I had a free day with anything I wanted to do. What did I chose? I decided to go to the park and see if I could photograph some baby ducks that I saw there the other day. I had a couple of pieces of stale bread that I decided to take with me.It took me a minute to find them and when I did, I discovered she was sitting on them. See those little yellow fluff-balls? Can you say, oh my goodness?!?!? Momma didn't seem to be in any hurry about moving so I was glad I had brought the bread. After I threw her a couple of pieces those golden fleeces were revealed.Can you see the one sticking out it's little flipper? Is that not the cutest!!?!?!?It's okay, say it with me. Oh my goodness!!! Can I tell you how bad I wanted to pick up one of these little fuzz balls? I had one of these when I was a little girl. They are undoubtedly the softest little creatures.Momma was real nice to let me take pictures. She didn't seem annoyed or anything.This little one was watching momma the whole time. Is this not sweet? Who doesn't love baby ducks? After a few minutes I decided to leave them be and walked on around the pond til I found these guys.
These two weren't as shy as momma and the babies. I think they saw I had bread. The one with the red all over his face wasn't shy at all. I decided to see if he would take bread from my hand. He had no problem doing that. He did it really fast and I could tell his bill was so strong. I thought how bad that would hurt if he had gotten my fingers.Up close and personal. See the end of his bill. Yowsers! I bet that would hurt.As I was leaving the park I couldn't help but notice the azaleas in bloom. And this vine was growing on an arbor. Don't know what it is but I thought it was pretty.After I left the park I decided to whip it into Quiznos to pick up some lunch. I thought about going back to the park to eat but decided to drive out to the reservoir. As you can see it was a very gray day, but for me it was beautiful.

And bye the way if you ever eat at Quiznos try their broccoli/cheese soup. It was delish!


43 comments:

Mildred said...

Oh Susie, it's cool and gray here tonight and I want soup so bad! Those are the sweetest little ducks. I would have named them all! You really took some lovely pictures. Glad you enjoyed and made the most of a free day.

Becky said...

Sweetness....that's all I'm sayin'! Glad you enjoyed your day!

Dorothy said...

That soup sounds like it would be delicious! Love the baby duckies!
We've had another rainy, cool ady and I see the forecast says it will be a lots cooler in the next day or two!!! Bring out the sweaters!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

That sure does look like a great day. Those little ducklings are just so sweet. I haven't seen ducklings since spring around here. I love the striped azalea!

Deb said...

I love baby ducks...I had one when I was 16 her name was Daisy....she was so cute....

Ginger said...

Is that the rez?

I'll have to stop back by and see if someone id's the cool vine!

Those baby ducks are DARLING!!!!

Ginger said...

Um sorry I'm not very observant! You said it was the rez!!

So which park are the babies at?

Milah said...

Those are some great shots! Thanks for reminding me there's still beauty to be found even when the skies are grey. ;D

Darla said...

Adorable!!!! the soup does sound delish..

Terri said...

Oh, aren't they precious! Hope they grow up a bit before cold weather hits, though! It's a bit late for baby ducks!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Rain Rain everywhere, Susie.... We had 3 inches here the past three days--when we were in GA (where it was raining also)... Now--it's going to get COLD.... Geessshhhh...

Love your sweet little ducks. They are absolutely precious.

Thanks for the heads-up on Quiznos.. We have one here and I've never been there. That soup sounds great.
Hugs,
Betsy

Kanak Hagjer said...

Susie, what a delightful post! I LOVED the little ducklings...so cute! Must've been fun photographing/observing them. Both blooms are really pretty. And I like the last shot too despite the sky being so gray. Sometimes, cloudy skies have a magical effect.

azplantlady said...

Hello Susie,

What a great combination....cute animals and pretty flowers. I hope you had a great day at the park.

Urban Green said...

Susie, those baby ducks are so cute. Didn't you pick one and run home with it?
Looks like you had a great time there.

flowergardengirl said...

I love their broccoli cheese soup. The little babies are sweet as can be.

KathyB. said...

I had to re-read your post to make sure you hadn't posted a spring time post. Baby ducks and azaleas? You must live in Paradise! But those Muscovy ducks are pretty keen on incubating and hatching eggs. Hope the fall and winter are not too hard on the ducklings.Beautiful pictures.

Nice park to spend a bit of time.

marmee said...

we have had so many grey days already...usually it is more like this in the winter.
your little ducks are too cute. what fun to get that close.
glad you had a nice day off.
happy autumn.

Rosey Pollen said...

Sign me up for some cuteness. Thanks for sharing these sweet ducklings with us.
And the soup sounds good. Mmm...
Rosey

Rose said...

Looks like you really enjoyed your day off, Susie! The baby ducks are so, so cute; it must have been hard resisting the urge to pick them up and stroke them. It's cold and rainy here--again--I only venture outside when I have to:)

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Susie, just goes to show, even a dreary, rainy day can be a good thing. Those ducklings are cute. Makes my fingers twitch just wanting to touch them;)

Weather here is perfect for ducks. Rain, rain every day.
Marnie

Dirt Princess said...

Are those babies precious or what!!! Very cute! Sometimes dreary days are the best!

BTW...Bilbo is in Texas...please run on over and try to get him! I want him to come back to Jackson!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Ah Muscovy ducklings, ain't life grand. I love them, even if they aren't beauties.

Jen

Deb said...

So adorable! Lovely post ♥

Thistledew Farm said...

Love the dreary day picture with the trees! Very peaceful. What are baby ducks doing hatching this time of year? Will they make it through the winter?

TC said...

Those babies are adorable! Kinda makes me not want to eat those little yellow marshmallow candy ducks (Peeps) you get for Easter. (Or are they baby chicks?)

perennialgardener said...

Looks like we are having very similar weather right now Susie. Those baby ducks are adorable, thanks for sharing your park visit with us. ;)

Jacquie said...

I'm so ready for some sunshine!! Hope y'all get some soon, too.

Di said...

Oh Susie, they are adorable!! I felt as though I could reach out and touch them from the quality of your photos. Hope you are having a great weekend.

Tipper said...

Outstanding pics of the ducks-love seeing the little ones : ) Lots of rain in my neck of the woods too-and cold today.

George said...

The ducklings are certainly cute. I can understand why you wanted to take one with you, but I'm sure the Mama was glad you didn't take one.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shots !! Nice post..Unseen Rajasthan

The Japanese Redneck said...

Cute, cute, cute. Great duckie pictures.

Ramona

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

What a sweet duck family;-) I had a baby duck when I was very young--about 3 or 4. My dad was raising it--and some chickens--for, you know, dinner! We have photos of him following me everywhere I went around the yard. So cute! One day I guess he was dinner (!) and that was the end of that;-( How sad:-( It's interesting to see azaleas blooming at this time of year! Here, they bloom in the spring only! We had days and days of rain here, too. And COLD...no higher than low 40's. But today, it's sunny and getting up to 68--70...for the rest of the week! Should give me time to put in the plants that I never got in the ground this summer!

deedee said...

What a perfect day off! It would be hard to stop taking pictures of those cute "babies."

Miss Sandy said...

Awwwww! The ducklings are adorable! What a fun way to spend a gray day. Thanks for dropping in and for your sweet comment on my trip. Have you visited the cove while there?

Daisy said...

They are so cute, Susie. You got some really great shots of them too. This sounds like a lovely way to spend the day to me. :)

trailrider731 said...

hay hay,

Love the baby ducks, can't say the momma is beautificus though, AND I'm loving it's getting SOUP WEATHER,
Love the script also,

lynn
the best is yet to come!!!

Naturegirl said...

SUSIE YOUR EYES WERE WIDE OPEN TO SEE THESE PRECIOUS GIFTS!Oh my what a wonderful feeling I'm having looking at all these fluffy babes!
I saw that particular type of duck when I was Brugges Belgium last Aug. They are NOT residents in Canada.
I enjoyed my visit today!
love and light aNNa xo

A. Joy said...

Really, really great photos of the baby ducks!! They are one of the cutest animals God created!

jen said...

Sweet little baby ducks! You always share such nice photos!

Darla said...

Susie: The mum was ID by Frances at Fairegarden as Sheffield Pinks...My mom grew it in her gardens, so when she passed I scooped me up some!!

Lanny said...

Nope, not me, I hate baby ducks. Had ya goin' there for a minute eh? You're right, who can resist a baby duck. They are so cuddly and comical, even old ducks, they are just too fun to have around.

Leedra said...

I never did see that you said it, you have Muscovy ducks here. I love photographing them, because they aren't shy at all. I have often wondered what they looked like as little ones. You captured them so well.