May 3, 2011
Make Way for Ducklings?
Why yes, we live in a suburban neighborhood. Why, no we don't really live close to water. Not terribly far, but not terribly close either. In the children's book Make Way for Ducklings a pair of ducks make a home in a pond in the middle of Boston, and then the mama duck has to take her ducklings to the river. Quite a walk through Boston. It's a cute story, and I felt sure that we were going to get to see it happen sometime this summer. After a few particularly rainy days in April, I got a call from Sid. He told me to bring Stella outside, that there was a pair of ducks in front of a tree next door. So, out we went to see the ducks. They waddled around, ate some... i don't know actually, but they were definitely eating, and just watched us watch them. They didn't stick around too long though. I guess they needed a real water source.