Things Are Just Ducky #18 A day out with the kids

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Tilly was very pleased with her home on the lake. She and George had such a great life with so much love that they had to start a family. And as soon as the kids were able she took them to her favorite cove on McKee’s Creek. She couldn’t wait to share the cool emerald water with her babies. Being children and full of curiosity the kids often drifted out of formation but she lovingly called to them with soft whistles and gentle nudges until they pretty much complied. She trained them on how to fan out and flush out the minnows for food and how to swim in a tight pack to fool predators into thinking it was only one very large duck on the surface. Among the more important skills for a lake duck was how to look cute for visitors and get a free meal. This one was easy for the kids to master. They learned how avoid the big snapping turtles that lay on the muddy bottom and that sometimes you can hitch a ride on the back of a tortoise if you’re not in a hurry. They learned that the big geese were usually friendly but to keep back when they seem cross. Shallow dives are fun and it’s important to shake your feathers dry when you come back up. One of the baby ducks wandered off to explore what he thought was a clump of reeds on the edge. They were standing so still in the breeze that it made him curious. But suddenly the reeds blinked which sent him hurrying back to Tilly. They all had a good laugh when it turned out to be an American Bitteren waiting for a crayfish to make the same mistake. The Bitteren squawked a disapproval at having his hunt disturbed before moving to a less crowded part of the shore. Tilly decided that this was enough learning for the day and gathered everyone into the grass to nap in the sun. She cuddled her children close and was very thankful for her life on the big lake.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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Nap Time On The Lake

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The cold misty rain falls subtly around the big lake as the big blue truck comes to halt. I managed to keep it mostly inside the lines. As I set my parking brake the little female duck runs to greet me. There’s no doubt in my mind that she remembers the truck that tossed a little food out for her throughout the winter. I had to explain that this time I had not been to the store yet and would be sure to bring extra the next time. Just beyond the curb the rest of the flock is bedded down for the afternoon. A busy morning of foraging and looking cute for the tourist crowd has worn them out. The time has come to close sleepy eyes and visit the world that lays within dreams. A good rest is needed to build strength for following kayaks and quacking for giggling children in hopes of a few crumbs. I think that it’s a good idea for me as well.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days

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For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.

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Things Are Just Ducky #17 It’s Tomorrow Already

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George the Mallard stood quietly on the muddy shore of the big lake. He looked at serine ripples on the water and listened to the whispers in the wind. “It’s seems like today was only a moment ago and now it’s tomorrow already. ” he thought to himself. The ripples continued to lap gently against the mud as he watched and thought about how how each little ripple washed away part of the place where he stood. He began to think about how temporary everything is. He thought about life and how temporary it was also. Then George had the greatest thought that had ever come to him. He realized that he was literally as free as a bird. He could do almost anything he wanted to. If felt like flying he would fly. If he felt like swimming then he would swim. He could nap when he felt like it and so on. Whatever it was that made him happy he could do so as long as he didn’t interfere with anyone else. One day the water would wash away the spot where he stood but it’s not today. He could choose happiness. Life is too short to stand still and watch the mud slip away when there’s nothing you can do to stop it. So why waste precious time being miserable?

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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Things Are Just Ducky #16 The Great Duck Race

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George could feel his heart thumping loudly in his chest as he locked his tired wings and soared in to land on the still green waters of the big lake. This was his first winter triathlon with his new flock and he was in third place. One by one the ducks spashed into the cold lake and began paddling. George was thankful to give his wings a break. Once the were the water the rules were to keep them folded. The competitor behind him was closing in when he heard a couple of wing beats and then the honking of the goose that had been recruited as referee. He knew that duck had just been disqualified. He couldn’t stop for a second to see what had happened. He just had to focus on long powerful strokes of his webbed feet. The water was his best field. He grew up on the moving water of a river and many trips upstream helped develop his technique. He was gaining ground on the other two ducks ahead of him. George remained aware of his position in relation to his competition but ultimately he knew that he couldn’t focus on their race without losing his own. The were all three swimming neck and neck as they reached land. George could hear 3 sets of feet slapping the mud as he took the lead. Then, just a few yards from the finish line the slapping suddenly became two sets of duck feet. Then a distress call. Everyone stood still for a moment. The duck in third place had slipped and fallen. He had injured his ankle and was unable to finish. The rules didn’t require anyone to wait. George could simply walk the next few steps and be the winner but without a word he and the second place duck looked at each other and walked back to their injured friend. By the time they reached him he was up and limping. His ankle would heal but there was no way he could finish the race. George and the second place duck gently lifted their friend up and carried him across the finish line. George knew that being a champion was more than just finishing first. Sometimes the prize isn’t a ribbon or a trophy. It’s knowing that you have something far more valuable than praise.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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I am adding additional social media to my network. Eventually, I’ll be leaving Facebook behind for a multitude of reasons. Even though the Lloyd’s Lens Photography page is strictly non-political I have been restricted from interacting with followers with no explanation for why. But it’s not just that. For years now Facebook has throttled content providers in general. They encourage us to grow our audience and then want to sell us back the access to them. In addition, they collect and sell the data from our interaction. So Facebook has become an entanglement of thorns. In response I have created the Lloyd’s Lens Photography Discussion Group on MeWe. We can still interact directly on the blog but starting today I’ll be looking for more platforms that respect the privacy of my followers and don’t limit who gets to see the post.

I want you to join my group on MeWe: https://mewe.com/join/lloydslensphotographydiscussiongroup

Hey Friends! Just a quick reminder that Lloyds Lens Photography is available for portraits!

To book me simply reach out using the Contact Page and we’ll set a date. If you’re within a 50 mile radius of Summersville West Virginia all travel fees are waived.

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Things Are Just Ducky #15 George and Tilly’s Day In The Sun

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George and Tilly swam along the edges of the sun filled lake as they foraged the edges. Occasionally they would find a morsel or two and the humans brought scraps of this and that. Winter wasn’t too harsh on the lake and where the water met the forest there was always something in season. Today however was particularly quiet. Only a few humans were there early in the morning and they unloaded boats to take them out to the deep where the large fish lay on the bottom. George and Tilly had the shallows to themselves. As they paddled around the songbirds were in full chorus and George looked at his bride with delightful content. Then he began began to swim slow circles around her and before it was over the game became a sort of dance in tune with the sounds of the lake. They moved in graceful arcs and created beautiful patterns on the surface of the water. Sometimes they circled each other and other times they moved in parallel to the tune that only birds can hear. As the dance ended they moved to the shore and in the fashion accustomed to ducks stamped artful patterns in the mud with their webbed feet. The breeze was very light and the afternoon sun was warm. George nestled down in the newly formed firm spot in the mud and Tilly cuddled up close. They had all the world at their wings but most of all they had each other. And that was all they needed to be content.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

Hey Friends! Just a quick reminder that Lloyds Lens Photography is available for portraits!

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