Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Come Take A Walk With Us

 The weather warmed up and the skies were blue. We looked out the window and shouted, "Let's go to the marsh." Here is a bit of what we saw out there.

Our beautiful clear blue sky day

American Avocets on their migration journey

Mallard mama and her ten ducklings

A Cormorant who was hanging out with the ducks

A song sparrow perched on the dried head of a teasel flower

A Ruddy duck whose partner was just out of view

This walk reminded me of what once was our normal life. It felt so familiar and comforting. The natural world unfolds in its seasonal beauty. The birds are nesting. Our garden is planted. Our hearts are grateful. We hope you are all doing well and appreciate you stopping by and joining us on our walk.

34 comments:

  1. OUCH little song sparrow, that does not look like a comfy perch! Beautiful photos, thanks for the waLK.

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    1. Linda Sue-- I had the same thought. Wondered why it chose that inhospitable perch. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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  2. I always enjoy a good walk in good company. And if I see some birds that I don't encounter here then all the better. That seems to be the trick to getting through these strange times: Celebrate what you can do and forget the rest.

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    1. John-- Yes, a good walk in good company. It really is the best balance to these times, plus we get to see some beautiful sights.

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  3. Great that you got out and took these photos...much appreciated!

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    1. Barbara-- Glad you liked the photos. We were so happy to see all these birds there.

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  4. Always enjoy a walk with you and roger. Great scenes, lots of wildlife and thankfully this time none needing rescue. Ahhhh.

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    1. Patti-- So glad you enjoyed the walk. The wildlife was wonderful and so was the warm sunny weather.

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  5. When I think of your blog, I think of blue.

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    1. Colette-- I love that you think of blue when you think of the blog. Thank you for that.

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  6. That is a lovely walk - I saw a duck with ducklings yesterday while walking along the river in my city. So sweet and how nice to be out and about in nature on a sunny day! Thanks!

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    1. EllenD-- I love knowing that you saw a mama duck with her ducklings yesterday too. Yes, nature on a sunny day. The best!

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  7. Good to see the ducklings out on the water

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    1. Red-- We were so happy to see those ducklings!

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  8. That was nice to go out and see all that on a walk. Get my second jab Saturday

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    1. Billy-- It really was wonderful to be reminded of the beauty of the natural world in springtime. Good luck with your second jab. I had mine on April 2nd and to a bit sick after 24 hours, but then felt better.

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  9. I do like Mama Mallard and her ducklings. Nothing more ridiculously peaceful than getting your ducks is a row! 😉

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    1. Ally Bean-- Yes, Mama Mallard was a wonderful sight. The natural world goes on in its natural springtime way. It was great to remember that.

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  10. Thank you so much for this lovely walk, especially the mother duck and ducklings! I've been watching for that sight here at Scudder Pond, only to be rewarded last Friday morning when I saw a mother duck and ducklings out on Lake Whatcom.

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    1. am-- So glad you liked the walk. I had forgotten to look for the mama duck and ducklings and was so delightfully surprised when they showed up. Really glad you got to see that as well at Lake Whatcom. Yay!

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  11. I enjoyed walking with you today!

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    1. 37paddington-- Thank you for walking with us!

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  12. Thank you. What a wonderful walk.

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  13. Wonderful bird life! Those avocets are breath-taking.

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    1. Catalyst-- We love when we get to see the Avocets. They're here for a brief time on their way north.

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  14. Thanks Robin for going out and then sharing these lovely photos. It's nice to read that you felt comfortable enough to resume some of your favorite activities and hopefully that joy will continue.

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    1. Beatrice-- It's so renewing to remember the familiar way of our old life. We're hoping for more of it, and wish the same for you and your family. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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  15. Great photos! I was happy to see some teasels -- I know you've mentioned that they grow there but it's still comforting to see them. We have lots of them in our garden this year. Avocets have such peculiar bills!

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    1. Steve-- I am always glad to see the teasels too. We don't have them in our yard, but out at the marsh they are abundant.

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  16. Robin, it's true that so much has changed, but getting out and appreciating the things all around and enjoying the beauty of them is wonderful in itself.

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    1. Beatrice-- Yes, getting out and appreciating the beauty is the best balance.

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