Ducks in a Row – Day 4

It was a morning of fretfulness and unease as I pulled into the harbor, my head filled with worries about a project that had left me feeling all at loose ends.

I knew that what I needed more than anything was to get my ducks in a row, so I could get back to enjoying the project again.

Unable to relax, I was just about to leave the harbor when I spotted her.


A female Mallard duck, perched on the slipway, head tucked, taking a nap.

And a lovely Lady she was indeed!

But I wasn’t the only one to notice, for in no time a charming Gentleman Mallard swam up and hopped onto the slipway beside her.

He looked my way, just once…


And then joined her in a snooze.


Then along came another Lady Mallard…


And another Gentleman as well.


It was a Slipway Party!

Some lively chatter commenced, a little preening and a lot of bill scratching.


And when the three visitors heard something across the harbor, they all popped up and looked just like little soldiers at attention.


Yet through it all, our first Lady Duck had not moved, not one inch.

She seemed so at ease, I envied her calm.

And then, I smiled.


She was resting easy.

She had all her ducks in a row.  😉

It was time for me to head home to my project, and do the same!

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