Sunday, September 16, 2012

Yesterday's Big Adventure




I saw them in the morning but didn't have time to stop, a family of Australian Wood Duck! Then another opportunity arrived late in the afternoon.




Such a delight to watch, especially considering the location.....




Just a couple of blocks from home!




Close to our large, slow flowing river, we often see ducks during the year, and in spring, the occasional family.







"So I tell you, don't worry about the food or drink you need to live, or about the clothes you need for your body.
 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothes. Look at the birds of the air. 
They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them. 
And you know that you are worth much more than the birds. 
You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it."
Matthew 6: 25-27





I was inclined to begin to worry FOR them at this point!













...but that's how they live, day after day, somewhere between the river on the streets nearby. I hope there are still 10 ducklings next time I see them.....


Sharing at Show off your Shot, Our World Tuesday, Wild Bird Wednesday.

65 comments:

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

So sweet! An adventure indeed.
Thanks for sharing pure delight.

geanina said...

very sweet images! :)
have a nice day!

s.c said...

Very nice pictures of beautiful birds. I also hope that the family will consist of 10 little ones. But nature is a little indifferent on that matter. Thanks for showing.

✿ chica said...

Cenas lindas e que bom que voltaram em segurança...beijos,chica

marijke said...

Such lovely serie's Karen. I love to see this family. Great shot's
Have a wonderful day.

Juliana said...

so cute birds! funny & beautiful
lovely publication!

xoxo, Juliana
[pjhappies.blogspot.com]

Jo said...

sweet familie ;)

Ruby said...

Lovely ducklings. Mama teaches babies to cross the road!

Marion said...

Great, especially image 6, that's my favorite of the day!
Best regards, marion

Lisa said...

Love that sixth shot - so so cute! Wow! Ten ducklings - I think I'm rather grateful that my babies have only arrived one at a time. ;-)

cris photos said...

Coisa mais linda esta familia de patos. A primeira foto é minha preferida.

Beijos

eileeninmd said...

What a cute family, glad they were safe crossing the street. Awesome photos.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

What a cute family, protective patents !

Ash said...

Lovely shots and beautiful wood ducks! What a lovely family. Just looking at them brings peace and calmness.
With God's grace they will all remain as one happy family :)

G C said...

Wonderful!

Cinzia said...

Nice and lovely family!
Happy Sunday,
Cinzia

Doug Hickok said...

They are a thrilling and delightful discovery. Hope you have a nice week :^)

Georgianna said...

They are so sweet! I love the photo where they all seem to be smiling for the camera. :)

papillon said...


Thanks for the great photos of this cute family of ducks ...
J+C

Butterbean Row said...

What a lovely family! I love the Bible verse too..it goes very well with the photos.

charlotte

Marty said...

what a beautiful serie of images !
a wonderful family !

Rosemary said...

Thanks to your photographs we all get to share in this joyous moment! I love the way the ducklings all look like Mom, for now, and how both parents are taking care of their brood :)

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful ducks and delightful captures for the day, Karen! I love them!! Have a great week!

TheChieftess said...

What fun captures!!!

Rena said...

I love the front-facing pic of the little family! And the final ones remind me of the following little clip my brother sent (sorry if it doesn't work for you)...

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2012/09/04/ducks-cross-busy-highway.ctv-network#/video/us/2012/09/04/ducks-cross-busy-highway.ctv-network

Anita Johnson said...

What a beautiful pattern! I have never seen one before.

Deanne said...

I love how one parent is in front and one behind!

Deanna said...

What beautiful ducks...love the markings on their heads. You captured some beautiful shots of them.

Michelle said...

What a sweet family.

Madge Bloom said...

SO sweet and unusually colored!

Judy Royal Glenn said...

Thanks for posting. I have never seen these ducks:)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

And like a good momma, I'm sure you will be counting to make sure they're all there! These are great shots; I love the speckling on the parents' breasts. Such a sweet family.

Barb said...

A sweet family - glad they crossed the road safely! The adults look like they're wearing bibs.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Rena, I had a look at that clip - amazing! Thankfully this duck family were only crossing a relatively quiet suburban street. They must cross streets here frequently to move to and from the river.

Haverose said...

I love your pictures of the family! Beautiful birds :-)

Dave said...

Great pics Karen. Makes one want to say "Awww..." - Dave

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great images! Love to watch nature in motion and you have captured it so well!

Michelle said...

What a neat little family. Glad to see they made it across.

Pride In Photos said...

I just loved this post...but the one that captured my heart was the one where they are all telling you off☺
Laurie @ Pride in Photos

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

What a lovely sequence of photos! Wonderful pics.

Shirley said...

Your blog/journal is my favorite..I love coming here to see such wonderful photo's..Just when I think you have shown the very best, you do it again. Have a nice day..

Filip and Kristel said...

Very nice pictures, I am surprised these little ducks always stay together.

Greetings,
Filip

Seeing Each Day said...

I like all these captures, but that one with them posing for a family shot is just a classic - it looks like the parents with smiles for the camera are saying through their teeth, come on everyone, look at Karen, big smiles.

Fun60 said...

I was worried for them crossing that road but they all kept in line and listened to their Mum. What a great set of photos.

Valerie said...

What a delightful series of captures, Karen..... a wonderful start to my day - thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

Outstanding! A beautiful family; I especially liked the photo looking as if they were all singing in a choir.

Your verse was fitting and true.

Linda R said...

Oh my goodness. What a wonderful post. I am loving the photos of these guys.. And I love the Verse from Matthews 6.

Hugs~

Arija said...

Lovely shots. I too hope they all survive.You must be somewhat north of us as our wood duck are still sitting. I look forward to the busy time of having them on our farm dams.

Gillian Olson said...

Those are such beautiful ducks, what a cute family grouping they make. The picture of them all facing the camera is priceless. Thank you.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

They are just precious!! I *love* their color! I am so glad they seem to understand 'safely' crossing the road! :)

ladyfi said...

What precious shots. So glad they crossed the road safely.

mick said...

What great photos and especially nice to get the whole family like that. Wood Ducks parade along beside the roads around here too. I sometimes think they have a death wish!! But your quote from Matt. is a better explanation!

Tezzie said...

Oh, my...those are adorable! And, such an interesting looking bird. I love the shot where the family is seemingly lined up and 'smiling' at the camera. I'm glad they made it across the street! :)

Gary said...

They're beauties!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Stewart M said...

These are great birds - we had them around a house we stayed in a few months back!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: feel free to link this post to Wild Bird Wednesday when it pops up on my blog tomorrow! SM

Indrani said...

Indeed very delightful to see. What a family portrait!

Liz said...

Wow!! What a lovely series of images. I love the sixth one with all the ducks looking at the camera and Mum & Dad "talking" to you!! Beautiful.

Marie said...

What a sweet family of sucks! This wood duck is a little different than ours. I'm glad you were given a second opportunity to capture them on film!

HansHB said...

Great serie of photos. I do like this "story"!

Pat said...

They're beautiful ducks. It's so neat to see the whole family. I hope they all made their destination safely.

Linda said...

Very nice photos - what a nice family!

Catherine said...

What a beautiful sight to behold and your quote very thoughtful. Love the photo seeing them front on, so cute.

Carletta said...

They are adorable!
I love the 'family portrait' of the sixth photo!

Joy said...

Great to see a family of ducks. what a great verse is Matthew 6: 25-27 and so appropriate for you photos of them.

Jana said...

simply beautiful the family flow! great reportage...

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