Happy Friday everyone!
I've been nattering on about the frogs and tadpoles and salamanders quite a bit, but they are not the only younglings we've seen this spring. A couple of weeks ago, my husband was lucky enough to get a brief glimpse of a Mama Duck leading her ducklings across the grass, but they had disappeared into the hedge by the time he tried to point them out to me. Ever since then I've been eagerly looking for them, hoping to catch them on another field trip.
Earlier this week, we were walking in a light rain when we saw a lone duck on a log in the moat.
Swimming LessonsMama glides smoothly
ducklings paddle furiously
to and fro
creating concentric circles.
© 2021 Elisabeth Norton
Today Poetry Friday is celebrating Mary Lee's retirement from teaching. Just like this mama is teaching her ducklings how to navigate their world, so educators like Mary Lee help children and young people learn the skills they'll need to make their way in our world. Thanks to Mary Lee and all the educators out there who nurture the citizens of the future, today!
Today's Poetry Friday is being hosted by Christie over at Wondering and Wandering. Do wander over to see the poetry that is being shared today and to help celebrate Mary Lee's retirement!
I love that your sharp eye saw the mama "duck-brella" moment, Elisabeth! Your 'Venn diagrams of family' is such a clever way to describe these quackers. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks! It was a real surprise - I hadn't realized that Mama ducks would do that for their ducklings.Delete
Yay, Venn diagrams of family! As a fan of Venn diagrams, I really don't see them mentioned in poems nearly often enough :-)ReplyDelete
Tabatha - me too! When I saw the concentric circles that was the first thing that came to mind and I was chuffed to be able to work that into a poem. :-)Delete
Venn Diagrams of family -- such a great image. I can picture it exactly! We have lots of toads in our garden this year. Busy eating the cicadas, most likely.ReplyDelete