Ducks Take a Walk in Rain

My two adoring ducks, who have returned from last spring, decided to hop out of the pond and take a spin around the yard while it was pouring down rain. I watched as the rain rolled off their backs. There has been so much duck drama around here lately. First, a stray male duck landed in the pond. Our drake (male) (who we named Ricky) wasn’t having any of it. He swam alongside that boy pecking at him until finally the solitary male bounced. No drake was going to get anywhere near his wife (the hen, Lucy). In addition, it wasn’t but the very next day that two more drakes were in the pond. At first, I thought it was Ricky and the stray drake again and wondered where Lucy was. Because, as I said, this has been the second year that Ricky and Lucky have spring’ed here. They summer [and winter and fall] somewhere else.

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Actually, it was the on summer solstice last year that Lucy and Ricky left for their summer getaway. I wasn’t sure it was the same pair this spring until the two got out of the pond to come to my back door and I saw Ricky’s lame leg. His leg is not too bad; however, it’s bad enough to give him a bit of a limp. Once I gave the two drakes a closer look I realized neither of them were Ricky. Ricky’s beauty compensates for his lame leg, because his entire head and neck is gorgeous with luxurious color. The two drakes who tried to invade the pond were rather on the ugly side. Their color was not consistent and was a bit streaky with shades that were muddy and mottled. Whereas Ricky is iridescent.

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Tree and Nest on Rainy Day

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Green Grass Grows All Around

There was a tree (there was a tree)
All in the wood (all in the wood)
The prettiest tree (the prettiest tree)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
The tree in a hole and the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around

SAM_3907And on that tree (and on that tree)
There was a limb (there was a limb)
The prettiest limb (the prettiest limb)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
The limb on the tree, and the tree in a hole,
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.

And on that limb (and on that limb)
There was a branch (there was a branch)
The prettiest branch (the prettiest branch)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
The branch on the limb, and the limb on the tree,
And the tree in a hole,
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.

SAM_3906And on that branch (and on that branch)
There was a nest (there was a nest)
The prettiest nest (the prettiest nest)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
The nest on the branch, and the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree, and the tree in a hole,
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.

And in that nest (and in that nest)
There was an egg (there was an egg)
The prettiest egg (the prettiest egg)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
The egg in the nest, and the nest on the branch,
And the branch on the limb, and the limb on the tree,
And the tree in a hole,
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.

SAM_3904And in that egg (and in that egg)
There was a bird (there was a bird)
The prettiest bird (the prettiest bird)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
The bird in the egg, and the egg in the nest,
And the nest on the branch, and the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree, and the tree in a hole,
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.

And on that bird (and on that bird)
There was a wing (there was a wing)
The prettiest wing (the prettiest wing)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
The wing on the bird, and the bird in the egg,
And the egg in the nest, and the nest on the branch,
And the branch on the limb, and the limb on the tree,
And the tree in a hole,
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.

SAM_3901And on that wing (and on that wing)
There was a feather (there was a feather)
The prettiest feather (the prettiest feather)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
The feather on the wing, and the wing on the bird,
And the bird in the egg, and the egg in the nest,
And the nest on the branch, and the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree, and the tree in a hole,
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.

And on that feather (and on that feather)
There was a bug (there was a bug)
The prettiest bug (the prettiest bug)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
The bug on the feather, and the feather on the wing,
And the wing on the bird, and the bird in the egg,
And the egg in the nest, and the nest on the branch,
And the branch on the limb, and the limb on the tree,
And the tree in a hole,
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.

And on that bug (and on that bug)
There was a germ (there was a germ)
The prettiest germ (the prettiest germ)
That you ever did see (that you ever did see)
The germ on the bug, and the bug on the feather,
And the feather on the wing, and the wing on the bird,
And the bird in the egg, and the egg in the nest,
And the nest on the branch, and the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree, and the tree in a hole,
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.

Yes, the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around!

Source.

Rectify, Season 4

 

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It’s not the snail pace or whether Daniel actually murdered Hanna or not, it’s the unrealistic display of people really listening to others without over talking or interrupting each other that has my eyes rolling. That, and the thinking before they speak that all of them do so well. What universe do these people live in? Not that I’m against not interrupting and not thinking first, but I’ve never in my life experienced a group of people who were all such good listeners.  Where are these people? I need them in my life!  What I tend to see at work and in public are people revving for you to pause so they can jump in and speak.  Often the pause isn’t waited for. Then, if you employ any methods to make sure you are able to continue without interruption,  they get an attitude, as if you were rude to expect to be heard to the end of your sentence.  I guess it’s why I choose to write.

To recap: All the characters think before they speak, and they don’t interrupt while others are speaking. Lacks verisimilitude. Which doesn’t mean I will not finish the series until its finale in season four, however, it’s not binge-able.  I will watch an episode here and there and throw other stuff in-between to get through it.

Oh, and for the love of all things holy, can Tawny divorce Teddy already? I used to like her and dislike him, at this point (Season 4, episode 3), I hate both of them. Cringe worthy. Girl, go out there and get you a life worth living (and why didn’t she offer to go pick up that dying man’s plaque from his home?) Is it asking too much? I would’ve done it just to tell him, “Now what are you going to gripe about?”