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Saturday, April 5, 2014

April Showers


It hasn't stopped raining since April arrived!
This morning we had a rain pond in our side yard that stretched
across the neighbor's back yard.  Shadow looked intent
on crossing the water and even took a few steps into it
before turning back.  I wondered what he was so interested
in and then I heard quacking.  Quacking?  Really?





Yes, really!  I've lived here 26 years.  
This is a first. ha.

58 comments:

  1. Wow! Raining here too... But not a river!

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  2. More for you
    To add to your zoo
    A duck that goes quack
    Is something you lack!

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    1. Maybe those two ducks will bring back their families. ha.

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  3. Wow, that is too cool! -- silver fox

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  4. Reminds me a bit of "Teal Lake" which we drained rather nicely a couple years back.
    We had ducks and geese moving in too.
    Too bad it's too cold to swim.
    :0)

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    1. Way too cold! And windy now! We're going to blow away!

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  5. We have a big pond from the torrential rains, too. We do get some geese in our back yard occasionally. Never had ducks though : )

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    1. Geese would be fun. They fly over the house but never land. The ducks were fun though. Boy, were they loud!

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  6. haha a new pet for your zoo
    He may want to shoo
    With all those kitties around
    He may no longer look so profound

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    1. Shadow sure wanted to ride
      on his back, swaying with each stride! ha.

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    2. haha if only the water fear
      Would go so he could get near

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    3. I was surprised when he went in leg deep.
      That fowl desires sure did creep!

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  7. Seems you're having some of the very wet weather we had a while ago.
    Must have been very surprising to discover a pond out of no-where!
    Love the photos, Betsy, and am I guessing right that you used the new camera and set it to blur the foreground to concentrate on the subject of the ducks etc. Any more rain and you might have to start building an Ark.

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    1. Just a little colder and it could be snow! I did use my new camera! :)

      An ark? haha...But I'd want to take all 15 cats on board and not just 2 by 2! haha.

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  8. That's OK - there's a few spaces available between the skunk and the polecat where you could put them! No-one wants to be there! LOL

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    1. not even their spouses? lol....

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    2. Golly - how do I know!!!
      I expect they use the same perfume!!

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    3. yes, I suppose they do! haha.

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  9. Too funny!

    We had lots of rain yesterday, and the first tornadoes of the year.

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    1. We were under a tornado watch, too! It's just part of spring!

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  10. Oh what fun pictures.... That last one looks like that duck in mooning you! HaHa... So now you live on a lake~how special.

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  11. Ha! Mr Mallard has landed! Where is the Mrs?
    We used to get them swimming on our old pool cover...even had ducklings in our shrubs.....pooped like crazy......EVERYWHERE!
    Two wildlife firsts this week.....the sleeping Goldfinch and the ducks at Betsy's zoo!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o). "Quack quack"

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    1. he has his wife with him...but she's hard to see through the trees. They never would swim out when I could get a clear photo. They stayed about 30 minutes and off they went.

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  12. Ha, maybe you'll see some ducklings this spring!

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    1. Oops, I was helping my wife with something and I forgot that I was stilled logged in on her id.

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    2. I wondered who that was! haha.

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  13. It's funny how they are migrating wherever there is water. We have a large pond at the university a few blocks away. So we get them all over here in the city near us....sort of sad.

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. There's a lake across the street at the university here and I'm sure that's where they ended up! It was fun while it lasted! haha.

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  14. That's really cool Betsy your own lake with a duck lol
    we arrive only just now!
    xxxx

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    1. The lake is gone this morning! It was a one day lake. haha.

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    2. Si sad
      I liked,!
      Anyway did you tell to the duck?
      lol

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  15. i think your zoo might have placed an ad inviting friends....
    are you sure you are not called to build an ark
    as you just about have 2 of every animal (or more)
    at this point....

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    1. I'm not feeling the calling, no. But with all that rain, it should have occurred to me!

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  16. Oh, I do see the Missus in pic three and four! And that fourth one is too cute - bottoms up!

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    1. I think the cat was keeping them close to the pine trees, which was just out of my line of vision. Smart ducks!

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  17. March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers, or in your case ducks! We had swans and ducks and all sorts on the impromptu lakes earlier in the year when we had flooding, but not actually in our garden!! xx

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    1. I suppose from the air, they look like good places to visit!

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  18. Looks like a professional spy took those pics. That bird needs some privacy. :D

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  19. All you need is an ark, the animals seem to be gathering! Ha!

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    1. that is so true! I wonder what will be next. I'd really love to have an owl. Maybe I should put out an invitation.

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  20. Funny how dogs love water and cats don't - even if there are ducks! I like the way your yards don't have fences, so unlike communities here where everything is carefully demarcated.

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    1. well, our own yard does have a fence. It was a necessity when the boys were little and loved to wander off. But it's a low, picket fence and doesn't obstruct the view too much.

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    1. Thanks, Ranita! That was really fun!

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  22. Hi Betsy - Very soggy .. looks like us here - but the rain has mainly stopped .. except it's wet day today .. damp and drizzly .. cheers Hilary

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    1. We had a wet day yesterday and the pond came back! Sunny today, though..gorgeous!

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  23. This is one of the cutest posts I've seen in a long time.
    Between the "pond", Shadow and the cutie, patootie duck, I'm smitten.

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    1. Hey...good to see you! I need an update on your wee one. Will email you...

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  24. Oh, and one more thing, your header is priceless! Five Little Girls, lol!

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    1. yeah...I had to laugh at that my five men showing five little girls.

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  25. You can check my blog for a quick update.
    I'll email some more details.

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  26. I have not had a moment to read blogs lately and am trying to catch up a TINY bit today! A duck! Oh how funny! So glad the rain is OVER for now.

    (Makes me sad seeing the back of my once sweet, tidy little house...so sad to see it now....all neglected) BIG SIGH.

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