Over at Ridgevale Beach tonight I came upon this American Black Duck drake, taking a sip of water at sunset.
This morning I am remembering a happier time.
I am remembering one foggy morning this past Spring when I came upon a mother Black Duck and her new family.
How warm she kept them at night on the nest, how good things tasted as they learned to find them!
“Bless the beasts and the children;
Light their way when the darkness surrounds them;
Give them love, let it shine all around them.”
– Songwriters: Barry De Vorzon / Perry L Botkin
Dreaming today… of a better day for them all.
I could watch Black Ducks preen for hours.
I personally find it mesmerizing; watching as together they all stretch and bend their necks, lift wings and extend limbs as if they were in some advanced yoga class! 😉
Finishing up with a nice cool drink!
Sharing a very special visit with a Great Blue Heron that I met recently over at Cockle Cove one early morning.
They can be so graceful, so elegant in their movement…
Love the one with his eyes closed, lol!
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤