Monday, October 22, 2012

Sunrise, sunset

I tried to find some music for this post. I really did. I couldn't find just the right mix of instruments and voices. The closest I came was the original version with Topol singing . . .

 . . . when did she get to be a beauty? When did he grow to be so tall?  Wasn't it yesterday when they were small? . . .



Well, it was bittersweet, because we have become so attached to this little guys and gals:



But this is what they looked like yesterday, when we released them at the lake where they were born:


Some difference, ay?

The larger duck (with the arrow pointing to him) is actually their papa.He hadn't seen them since their mama disappeared and they were only a few days old . . .



They seemed to adjust pretty well to being Grown Ducks, and grazed happily on grass seeds and lake goodies.


It was a little sad to leave them behind, but we know that they are going to be very happy here! (And we'll be back to visit soon!)


Love,



18 comments:

  1. Oh it only seems like yesterday... but all babies have to fly the nest (sorry couldn't resist)! You have done a wonderful job. Hugs xx

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  2. They are so cute, even now they are big and I am sure will love it at the lake. Well done. Susie x

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  3. Love that first picture. You did good!! What lucky little ducks.

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  4. Wonderful to see them at the lake! Well done!

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  5. You are so wonderful for raising them :)

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  6. Awww bye bye duckies, enjoy your new home!

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  7. How wonderful that at least Dad is there for the lake release. Congrats on saving the tiny brood and releasing them back home.

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  8. Now now Mama, don't be sad. You gave them a start in the world. It is all you can do.

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  9. You are so wonderful to have taken care of them. I can't believe how big they are now!!!! *sniff*

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  10. The little fluffballs are all growed up, so cute!

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  11. well done, lovely post, a fond farewell to your sweet feathered friends. They are off on a new journey xo

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  12. oh....how sad and yet happy at the same time! You and your family are heroes!

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  13. Fabulishious Post! My how they has growled!
    Kisses
    Nekllie

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  14. I am such a lame-o, I am sitting here all choked up! But thanks for posting=)

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  15. So, so cute. My kidlets would have loved to help them grow up.

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  16. Oh, so bittersweet, but the right thing for all of you. I wonder if they will come to you when you visit? I'm looking forward to seeing them again, go soon.

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  17. Oh, it is so hard to say good-bye! They are just precious! So glad they found you and Padsworth to bring them to maturity!

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  18. Wow, the time did pass so fast! Just think of how excited they are going to be every time you go and visit them!! I bet it was really hard for you to do though :( ::hugs:::

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