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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Feeding The Ducks


She has a Summer Fun To Do List and she wanted to take some
bread to the pond and feed us.  So she picked a nice day and
set out with her camera and a loaf of bread.
The pond in Xenia, Ohio is pretty, surrounded by a park with
a nice band stand on the water, fountains, and lots of benches.
She even saw that nice young man....Jill's oldest...and had a nice chat.


Most of us ducks were napping when she arrived.


She made herself comfortable on a park bench and took photos
of a few of us and the views around her.


But everything changed when she started rustling that
bread bag!  Dozens of us ran to surrounded her and quacked with
delight that she had brought us a treat! 


 We're friendly enough,
but we can be demanding and a few of us nibbled on her 
knees when she wasn't serving crumbs fast enough!
We would eat out of her hand, too!


We can be a little flirty, too!  And we love to show off for the camera!



When she ran out of bread and had to go, we waddled off for
a swim....happy to have had some attention and lunch!


We all had a little smirk on our face as we said goodbye!
And here's why!  That evening she told The Mister about
stopping to feed the ducks and he told her that there were
signs posted all around that prohibited feeding the ducks!
She hadn't seen a single one!





And the winner of the pedi party giveaway is Martha!
Martha, I already have your mailing address!
Be on the look out for a package in the mail!
Congratulations!

56 comments:

  1. Oh no! That is a hoot!
    Congratulations to Martha as well!

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    1. Isn't it? I'm so glad I didn't get caught and fined! lol...

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  2. too funny! I like the looks of that pavilion!

    And congrats to Martha! :)

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    1. It's really pretty...I pass it on the way to the auctions. Maybe that would be a good place for my picnic I still need to take! (minus any duck feeding. ha.)

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    2. they might remember the generous Betsy who treats despite the signs and expect you to dish it out!

      I say, do the picnic, it sounds wonderful and the water would be soothing!

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    3. I need to do the picnic! I should have done it earlier when the weather was so cool!...same with s'mores! ha.

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  3. uh oh...hope the local police dont monitor your blog...hahaha...yeah we have those signs too...so i might be in there with you...smiles.

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    1. well, I know you already have a mug shot. And I've been fingerprinted! lol.....

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  4. Ducks can get a bit crazy when they get fed! lol Glad you survived! You got some great shots!

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    1. It got a little crazy there for a few minutes! lol....At least they were nice. ha.

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  5. Oh you made my day... I can't stop laughing... Your fruit and veggies have faces, and now not only do your cats talk the ducks do too.! Are you sure you are real, or is Betsy a cantoon character too. I truly can't imagine how I got along before I met you, and the joy and fun you've brought into my life. Love you tons.

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    1. lol...am I real? I ask myself that every morning. ha. Life has just made me crazy, that's all. haha...glad to share the fun with you!

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  6. Great photos!. I can tell the ducks enjoyed your visit : )
    Congrats to Martha...it was a fun party!

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    1. They were amused more than I realized! ha. :)

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  7. LOL good thing they ate the evidence for you
    But you can't deny with them here to view
    I hope if you get chucked in jail
    The ducks come and give bail haha

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    1. LOL! Hopefully they would start a stampede
      and come to my need!

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    2. And then at your zoo
      You may find one or two

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    3. One or two I would take
      but the dozens of there? For goodness' sake!
      Better leave them at the lake!
      Here, a crowded home they'd make!

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  8. :) The ducks are so happy you misses those signs!

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  9. What a fun story! I enjoyed all your photos of the hungry group but particularly the final shot of the laughing duck.

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    1. That shot started the whole thing in my head! What a funny picture...really looks like he's laughing at me! I always forget they have tongues, too....hilarious!

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    1. Aren't they? My favorite was the one saying they should have good manners. He was just so sweet and adorable! :)

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    2. Yes, such a good little boy with his feet together and his hands behind his back like a real gentleman! I love the snooty grey one who says: "My eyes are blue too!" Hilarious! :D

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  11. I love ducks! Not to eat mind you. ;) I sure hope you had lots of bread cause that's lots of ducks.
    Too much fun to be had to spend time reading signs. ha. Another checked off the list. Can't wait to see what you come up with for fall.

    JaG

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    1. Yep, another thing off the list. And this one was especially fun. So was writing the post. haha.

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  12. What beautiful pics Betsy. I love ducks, when we were lite we had some site we allways feed ducks:)
    These are funny too, so you make other beauty thinh of your list!!
    Congrats to Martha is a beuaty prize:))

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    1. just a few more things on my list....another one will be off tomorrow!

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    2. a pic nic or other?? have a nice Sunday Betsy!

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    3. our little village has fireworks tonight! :)

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  13. What a fun party at the pond!
    I'm glad you missed those "Don't feed the ducks" signs. :)

    What? I win? How fun!
    Thank you!!!
    :)

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  14. There is a park that I used to go to that looks similar to your duck community. :) We'd take bread too, and I don't recall seeing any signs either, although, I'll bet there were.

    Wasn't that a fun and peaceful outing!

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    1. It was very fun! If I go again I think I'll purposefully not look for the signs. ha.

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  15. This is wonderful! My favourite is the last one – the laughing duck. I didn’t know they had tongues. He really looks like he is laughing!

    To the pond Betsy went
    To feed ducks she was bent
    They waddled and ran
    To her sweet feeding hand

    The bread was delish
    A nice change from their fish
    But once it was gone
    They did not stay for long

    The ducks they did laugh
    At Betsy’s small gaffe
    The signs said “Don’t feed”
    Will she pay for her deed?

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    1. hahaha...you are a hoot. Wonderful little poem!

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  16. Oops! Sounds like something I would do. :) Oh well, what's done is done right? They look like they were enjoying you breaking the law. :)

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    1. They certainly enjoyed it! They made such a commotion I can't believe it didn't alert someone as to what I was doing! lol....

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  17. Hey, how can you see any signs with all those ducks nibbling at your knees?

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    1. That is SO true....I was worrying about my safety, not gazing around at signs. lol....

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  18. That is toooo funny, Betsy! Thanks for the giggle!

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    1. thanks for sharing in my funny duck trip! :)

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  19. You need to write a book!!
    This is funny stuff,

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    1. never a dull moment, I'm telling you! lol....I still laugh at that last picture.

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  20. This post is so funny Betsy, I used to love feeding the ducks, seems like a great time out!

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    1. yep...had a very nice time...and so did the ducks! ha.

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  21. Congratulations, Martha!

    Someone told me a while back that bread is the equivalent of junk food for ducks. Too much of it,and they start wanting it instead of healthy things--sounds kind of like me :-) However, your bird treat led to some GREAT pictures!

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    1. I'm sure you're right. And if everyone that visited fed them a loaf, they'd probably die! Maybe if I bring fish, it would be ok. ha.

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  22. LOL! I'm sure the ducks were MOST delighted that you didn't see the signs!! LOL! Glad you are continuing to check off your summer list! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. just a few more things! Maybe I can get it done before summer is officially over. ha.

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  23. Your post made me smile -
    Have a great week!! =)

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  24. I am CATCHING UP and almost missed this! There was N! Cute. He loves the pond and was happy to have chatted with you...you KNOW he is a CHATTY GUY! I will have to show him this post. He would like that!

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  25. This post also remind me that I want to plant Cat Tails!

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