Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Love in a Puddle


I just had to share two photos that I took with my cell photo camera this morning, which made me smile....

While walking near a local parking lot I saw two objects floating in a large puddle left behind after a rain's heavy downpour.   As I approached I was surprised to see they were two ducks, happily swimming around in circles!  They had obviously decided a puddle was as good a body of water as any, to take a little rest.


One was male, one was female.  Perhaps a new Springtime romance? 

It was a little serendipity that made my day, and I hope it also made you a smile today!


 

Adding this post to Weekend Reflections  Jenny Matlock's Alphabe Wednesday for the letter "W" = water and Camera Critters Saturday.   Thanks to all the blog hosts!

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55 comments:

Claudia said...

Our neighborhood is filled with ducks - all looking to nest right now. After a rainfall, they happily swim in puddles. It always makes my day! I just smiled when I saw this!

Skye said...

Aww. I bet the ducks there are happy like ours- finaly some rain & water for them! Sucha cute picture!

Carol said...

Made me smile! Very cute couple :)

Barbara F. said...

Cute couple! I had two ducks swimming in my pool at my old house once. One time a duck flying too low crashed into my house during a storm. I found it the next morning, when I went to investigate because the crash was so loud. Had to give it a proper sendoff, no duck a l'orange. xo

Nellie said...

If you "build" it, they will come.:-) When we have a couple of days of heavy rain, a community "pond" will form, and we are able to hear the sounds of pond life as long as the water is there.

I will probably never make it to NYC, so I love seeing the images you post of life there.

Donna Heber said...

How cute! It made me smile too :-) I just realized you are in Brooklyn. I live in Albany.

podso said...

Yes, smiling!

Old Kitty said...

Awww seeing these gorgeous ducks in the middle of a car park would make me smile too! Yay!

Adorable! Take care
x

ellen b. said...

Love it! Duck couples have been hanging out around our house lately...they always make me smile!

From the Kitchen said...

any port in a storm! smiling here.

best,
bonnie

Judie said...

We have two ducks, male and female, swimming around in the fountain at our golf club. I think they got lost!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

A lovely sign of spring for sure! I can't wait for all the babies to start appearing...

annie said...

Very cute photos.
Mallards mate for life too and grieve when one is gone.

Ginny said...

They look like Mallards, guess they thought they had fund a new lake! Nice school bus reflection!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a cute post! It's just "ducky" & I love it!

diane b said...

This gives real meaning to the saying "Lovely weather for ducks."

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

More proof that life's all about what we make it??? Cool pics:@)

Sara said...

I love it...maybe itis love - or at least mating season!

Love it when something so simple brightens our day!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How funny....this makes me smile, too! Simple and sweet!

Yvette said...

Thanks for this, Pat. It left me smiling as well. So sweet. Love finds a way. :)

backroadjournal said...

That is too funny,,,ducks in a parking lot. We have had much needed rain as well. When you live on land with an apple orchard, you are so appreciative of the rain. No standing water when you are surrounded by so much land. Very different from your city environment. That is the lovely part of the blogworld...we can appreciate each other's environment.

backroadjournal said...

That is too funny,,,ducks in a parking lot. We have had much needed rain as well. When you live on land with an apple orchard, you are so appreciative of the rain. No standing water when you are surrounded by so much land. Very different from your city environment. That is the lovely part of the blogworld...we can appreciate each other's environment.

The Gathering Place said...

There might be another wedding this year! Looks like a good match. How are your wedding plans coming along?

Linda Chapman said...

I love that you stopped and enjoyed them! And I love how you shared the pic so WE could see!

Love IS what you make it!

Hope you are having a great week!

Willow said...

Sweet! Last weekend we saw two ducks swimming in our community swimming pool. Of course, we didn't have our camera with us :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Pat, What a great picture... We photographers find the neatest things to photograph, don't we???? Those little ducks were probably so much in love that they didn't realize that 'that' was not really a pond!!!!! ha ha ....

Great picture.
Hugs,
Betsy

Kris said...

Aw....Spring time Mallard Love!!!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful find! They look like the belong floating there beside the cars.

La Petite Gallery said...

It's good to see that you are so aware of life around you. Some people would have never noticed them. My Mom used to say, "lovely weather for Duck" on rainy days.
They do love rain. Mallards are
so pretty. I have Buffleheads out back. yvonne

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

How adorable that they decided to take a swim, never mind that is was only a puddle.

I think you're right Pat. It is spring love. When you're in love, everything seems right in the world, even a rain puddle.
Sam

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What at sweet post!

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Beverly said...

This is so sweet. Thanks for sharing the smile, Pat.

Sea Witch said...

Love a good puddle duck romance. Hope you and those you love are having a fantastic spring.

Sue said...

It did, indeed!

=)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Definitely gave me a smile, Pat!! Thank you! blessings ~ Tanna

Nezzy said...

Awwww, sure looks like a case of true love to me!!! Heeehehehe!

Thanks for sharin' your lovely moment with your beautiful pic.

Have a perfectly blessed day sweetie!!! :o)

Lisa@GrandmasBriefs said...

Serendipitous, yes! Great shot. Even with a cellphone, you are an awesome photographer, my friend. Thanks for the smile!

GailO said...

How sweet! Looks like you got quite a bit of rain:)

Ames said...

That's so cute!~Ames

Theanne said...

I'm smiling...our winged friends are so flexible about living their life!

RNSANE said...

Smart duckies...love is where you find it and these two seem quite content with this puddle all to themselves.

Pondside said...

Just the sort of thing I love to see - and I love that you see them in the same way.

Riet said...

That is so cute, lovely photo Pat.

Cindy said...

Hi Pat, That is sweet, isn't it. They take advantage of every opportunity to enjoy a restful swim, don't they.
Hugs, Cindy

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I'm smiling with you! I'm a little tired of puddles...but if they are there, one might as well enjoy them.

aliqot said...

I love that photo! It looks as though you've been having similar weather to us in the UK!

PAT said...

Wonderful photos, Pat! Love those ducks!

Sarah said...

This is so cute! Thanks for capturing this to share with us.

Annesphamily said...

It is so funny that all the male species are so beautiful! Ha Ha! Sad but true. I saw a special on fish and the male is gorgeous and the female a plain jane! The male preens around her looking for a date! It appears these two ducks are quite similar! LOL! Sweet photo!

Braggin' Rights Bath & Spa said...

Cute pics, love the ducks!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

We had that same love going on in our pool yesterday :) The cover is still on it but there is enough water on the top for them to enojy.

Andy David said...

Hello.
I'm always amazed at how they can find water just like that! Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.

Woman

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Jenny said...

What a Wonderful moment you captured...

Aren't those cell phone cameras handy?!?

A lovely post for the letter W.

Thanks for linking.

A+

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