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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Bright Days



While the eastern part of the North American continent has been preparing to hunker down with blizzard warnings and preparations for snow, we've enjoyed some delightfully sunny days. I admired these ducks on a recent walk around the bog. 
 

Although the bullrushes are brown, soon new growth will replace them and all will be green again. The trees are beginning to show the first hints of swelling buds. Life is burgeoning all around! 

Linking to Sunlit Sunday at My Little Home and Garden, hosted by Karen.

20 comments:

  1. Hello, Lorrie

    I enjoy seeing mallards when they return in the spring; their heads have those beautiful blue/green colours that sparkle in the sunlight. What a lovely sneak preview.

    As for swelling buds, which you have already, they always symbolize "hope" to me.

    Thank you for bringing your feathered friends to "Sunlit Sunday". Have a wonderful week!

    -Karen

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  2. The bullrushes look like they are great habitat to any number of wildlife. The ducks seem to be having a peaceful time together.

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  3. That's a favourite walk of mine too, Lorrie. At this time of year it's lovely to see the ducks pairing off, and soon there will be ducklings all over that bit of water. Can't wait!

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  4. How happy your words made me when talking about the new growth and swelling buds. Won't be long now. Blessings for a good week Lorrie.
    QMM

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  5. Oh how beautifully blue the water...you have an outfit that color, don't you? Hope that these beautiful days find their way East.

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  6. Just beautiful - love the reflections.

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  7. I love ducks.. they remind me of mothers and their children.

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  8. Great shot of the ducks, they made me smile!
    Have a wonderful Sunday, hope your weather stays mild.

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  9. I never get tired of the ducks. Saw some magnolia buds today swelling up big and plump and we have tulips coming up all over. Won't be long now.

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  10. Hi Lorrie

    I'm popping over to visit after linking with Karen's Sunlit Sunday.

    Great photos. I love ducks

    Have a good week

    Fiona

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  11. One often wonders if ducks feel the cold?
    All these little signs give one the feeling that the season could be about to change......though having seen the British weather forecast, I'm not too sure!

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  12. I love ducks! So much fun to watch. I quite like your bog! Happy Sunlit Sunday!

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  13. Lovely shots. I'm hoping the weather promises come true and we get a bit more sunshine this week!

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  14. So lovely! We still have quite a long time till Spring, so I will enjoy your photos. :) Kit

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  15. You are very lucky to have a sunlit Sunday. Here it's been snowy and greyish... and apparently it's not getting better anytime soon.
    Starting to feel sick of it.

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  16. Love the colouring on the mallards ... ... visiting from Sunlit Sunday where I'm sharing some snowy scenes today ... craftygardener.ca

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  17. What a beautiful spot...love seeing the ducks and the browned plant life. Such a classic- what a great painting that would make! I've always loved those beautiful head and neck colors in the mallard ducks.
    Oh how lucky you are to see life emerging already! We're a ways off from that here.

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  18. We don't have bogs here but we do have beautiful snow covered mountains but this year the snow has covered the ground and it has stayed for two months.

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  19. nice shots of the mallards.

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  20. The ducks in the reeds make a delightful picture.

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