Showing posts with label ducks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ducks. Show all posts

Monday, June 20, 2016

Cuddling As The Clouds Roll By ...



"One touch of nature makes 
the whole world kin."
               ~ William Shakespeare
                                ~ 1564-1616

This female mallard brooding her eight ducklings after a dip in the pond is a sweet sight on a spring evening at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania, as a white feather and reflections of clouds roll by in the water.

Female mallards brood their young regularly, particularly at night, as they easily chill. Brooding also keeps them safe.


         

Monday, June 8, 2015

Love Flows Sweetly ...



"Sweet spring full of sweet days and roses,
a box where sweets compacted lie."
                                             ~ George Herbert
                                                             ~ 1593-1633

Sweet mallard ducklings swim close to their mama
as a June sunset kisses them with light on the pond
at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

He's So Fine ...


"He's so fine, wish he were mine ..."
                       ~ "He's So Fine"
                                      ~ The Chiffons,
                                                         1963

It seems this white domestic duck may have been
impressed with the other duck's splashing antics, thinking, 
"He's so fine!" on a June evening at 
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Ah, summer love! 

Sweet Life ...


"We're living such a sweet life
Oh what a neat life, making our
dreams come true ..."
                         "Sweet Life"
                                         ~ Paul Davis
                                                       1978

Adorable mallard ducklings are 
just beginning their sweet life in
June at Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Nearness Of You ...


This domestic white duck and white-crested duck share a moment in the
Monocacy Creek, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania this week. Perhaps they
were thinking of the 1938 song "The Nearness Of You," written by
Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics by Ned Washington.