ducks lined up

It’s morning, I’m on my second cup of coffee, and it’s still pleasant. I won’t write about hot hot it is, or how humid. Today we’ll get a visitor — Gerry’s son from Quebec is coming to see us … stay for a few days. He’s bought one of those wind surfing boards — a board with a sail on it — so he’s eager to try that out here in the ocean … or on the rivers … we’ll see.

These, nice trees, the have in the park, along the pathways.  They bloom each year, for a very short period of time … today all the blooms might very well be gone, or at least turned brown. I don’t know what trees they are, but I like how they’re reflecting in the water when there’s no wind.

A little farther down — outside the picture — there’s a little beach, and there were lots of people, frolicking in the water.

It’s rare to see ducks these days. The pond is vacant. Maybe they go into hiding somewhere when it’s hot. These little guys were paddling along with their mother in Spar Cove. I think the mallard population of Saint John is pretty secure … not a threatened species 🙂

It’s good to have a few pictures, when you’re out of topics to write about. My brain is about to melt and the electrons are jumping very slowly in between the synapses.

 

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14 thoughts on “ducks lined up”

  1. Hi Rebekah,
    What a gorgeous photo of the reflections in the water, they certainly are a beautiful tree, what a shame they only flower for a short period. It seems a lot of pretty trees, plants only show off for us for a short time.

  2. I love the reflection of the trees in the water and of course, I always love any pics you post of ducks – they are so cute following mama!
    Hope Gerry’s son enjoys his stay with you guys and you can tell us all about him windsurfing. It’s very popular here. Are you going to have a go?

    1. Barb,
      yeah, ducklings are cute …these must have been born later that the others becuase they still look like ducklings. The other ones look like adult ducks by now.

      I doubt I’ll have a go … my old bones aren’t up for it LOL

  3. I looked in Lakeside Park today for some geese/ducks. I saw nary a one. In Jerry Ivey Park I saw several. Ancluding one duck with 8 ducklings!! I almost stepped on them!!! I got a couple of photos but they were moving too fast for them to be perfect. Must return soon!

  4. I looked in Lakeside Park today for some geese/ducks. I saw nary a one. In Jerry Ivey Park I saw several. Ancluding one duck with 8 ducklings!! I almost stepped on them!!! I got a couple of photos but they were moving too fast for them to be perfect. Must return soon! Love your duckling photo!!!! And the reflection is awesome!

  5. I owned a pet store back in the early 90’s…we had a goldfish pond inside for a display. My daughter wanted some ducks..we bought 2 little babies like that & they grew up in that pond in the store…they were a big attraction. The door had a bell on it & it got to where everytime somebody came in, they would start quacking like crazy because they thought they were fixing to get fed!

      1. Nope, sorry…that was about 10 or so years before I even thought about the internet! Had a few after I moved the store & had the “Grand Re-Opening”, but have no clue where they are!

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