Flower of the day: May 5, 2021. Pink tree blossoms

Tree blossoms

Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” – Hafez

I wish these blooms would stick around longer, but they are rapidly falling to the ground making way for leaves. Hope everyone is having a good Wednesday afternoon! Thank you Cee for hosting this challenge and for all you readers taking time to visit my blog.

Photo: ducks & their ducklings

Yesterday afternoon we had an unexpected sighting of tiny ducklings out with their parents. We almost missed seeing them; they were camouflaged perfectly by the tall bushes and sun’s glare on the water. These little animals turned a reluctant walk into a cheerful one where they insisted we go back today to check on the nesting duck.

Duckling season. We almost missed this female duck camouflaged by tall branches and bushes. Hope her ducklings arrive soon: cute, healthy, and safe from predators pafter birth.

Below are pictures of 2 different duck families. First set had 5 ducklings and the second set had 9.

Family of 5: ducklings hanging around mama duck

In this family, it seemed the female duck was the main protector of its ducklings.

This male duck could’ve been the father. He sat on land nearby but we can’t remember if he joined rhem later. Maybe he was taking a break from duckling care.

“Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.”

Michael Caine 

Family of 9: most ducklings follow except for 1 or 2 wanderers

Couple of ducklings wandered away and missed the photo opp
Everyone swimming at own pace.
2 ducklings are nearby but didn’t make it into the picture.

Thank you for stopping by and hope the start of May is off to a great start for you! Take care.

Flower of the Day: May 1, 2021

These pictures were taken Thursday morning after a much-needed haircut. The salon scheduled me for an 8 a.m. appointment, which surprised me. Had no idea they opened this early…maybe it’s COVID-19 hours. Nonetheless, it was refreshing to feel the morning sunshine by myself (big deal for a night owl).

Fifteen minutes after I got home, my cell phone rang with our home phone number. Ellis on the line asking, “where are you?” We had talked about this morning appointment for few days but she was not happy. I fibbed that I was almost home as I jumped into the room to surprise her: we were both on phones. I thought she’d laugh but her face was already red from crying. That’s a story for another day: separation anxiety since she was weeks old.

I realized my alone time was over: shifting back to mommy role but with shorter tamed hair.

Thank you Cee for hosting this challenge & keeping us updated on all the challenges!

Thank you readers for stopping by. Hope you all have a good start to May and alllergies are under control.