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Wordless Wednesday: March 31, 2021. Coots

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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  1. I’ve not seen one of these unusual-looking birds before … they sure are colorful in parts … I thought the Mallards’ orange feet were cool … these Coots take cool feet to another level.

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    1. Their feet pattern and coloring are unusual. Once Ellis pointed them out, I could only see their feet every time I saw them walking near the pond. Isn’t their name interesting too? Coot. lol.
      We also saw some ducks with heads that resembled a turkey’s head. Looked them up and they’re called Muscovy. Have you seen those ducks before?

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      1. Funny name “coot” … I’m not a movie buff, but remember Katharine Hepburn’s character calling Henry Fonda’s character “an old coot” in the movie “On Golden Pond”. I have never seen one of those Muscovy ducks personally, but there was a blogger who was on WordPress a while ago and she and her husband quit their jobs and bought a piece of property and had a small farm and they had Muscovy Ducks and a turkey. They did woodworking that involved sign making using repurposed wood. They were having a tough time making a go of it. I had not heard of those ducks before then.


      2. “Old coot” is funny…You can call someone that and they probably wouldn’t even know what you mean. lol.
        Muscovy ducks look like turkeys that swim. When we checked the different species of ducks, there are so many. I wonder what the Muscovy temperament is like.
        Your blogger friend took a big leap to try out a new venture. It doesn’t sound like an easy move. I hope they are doing better now…love their entrepreneurial spirit.

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      3. Yes, it is like so many other expressions from the past – it is not used much these days and no one has heard of it. In fact, sometimes when I use an expression like that, I go on the slang dictionary (“Urban Dictionary”) because I often find the word or phrase has a totally different meaning than I was used to. I did see photos of those Muscovy ducks on her blog site – they were new to me. I have not followed her in a couple of years. She was from Michigan so we had that in common, but her blog had become a daily post about quotations … lots of quotations. Maybe 15-20 every day, all pieced together in one post. She didn’t post on anything else, so I unfollowed.


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