Saturday, June 16, 2012

Ducklings: A Saturday Snapshot















For this week's Saturday Snapshot I am utilizing one of Alyce's provisos:
The snapshot of a "friend".
My decade-long faithful Reading Partner is [among other things] a certified Duckmistress©. Which is to say, every summer she raises another brood of ducklings on her Illinois-based duck-farm.
Here is a shot of the current brood of peepers in a bit of an impromptu huddle.
If I'm not mistaken, the topic at this particular beak-flapping was the current state of the Euro-dollar, and the repurcussions of Spain's monetary bailout.
Aren't they adorable?
What is cuter [besides kittens… and Nicole Kidman]… and -- seriously thinking now, maybe… Nicole Kidman holding a kitten?
What is cuter than a fuzz-faced pile of world-weary ducklings?
I agree.
Nothing!

Thank you Alyce, for hosting this terrific Saturday Snapshot meme @ At Home With Books.
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20 comments:

Louise said...

Oh my, so so gorgeous. Cute photo.

Mazz Nixon said...

So cute, my friend used to have ducks and ducklings, they are so soft and tiny and awww.

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

They do look so cute - bet they're noisy too.

ZaraAlexis said...

Look at that huddle! (I've been going through the Saturday snapshots and we must all have birds on our minds!)

Thanks for sharing. :D

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Erm, sorry, I've never seen baby ducks outside of cartoons, aren't they supposed to be yellow?

Very cute, anyhow. :)

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Nise' said...

They are adorable. I wondered how the photographer was able to get so close!

Trish said...

They're adorable! Who knew they huddled like that? I've only ever seen them line up behind their mammas and waddle to the water.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, we have a parade of birds this morning...and each has something new to tell us.

Great shots! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT

Melissa @ Melissa's Bookshelf said...

Aw, they are so cute!! I love how they are all huddled together :-)

Eva @View from the Hillside said...

They are adorable.
If Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet were sitting together with a bunch of ducklings in their lap, that would beat anything! Excuse me while I dip my head in some cold water...

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Wow, how cute! But have you ever stopped to think that perhaps it was not an impromptu huddle at all but that actually they were engaged in a rousing game of rugby?

gautami tripathy said...

What a photo! They are gossiping like school girls!

Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!

sim@chapter1-take1 said...

I want to gather those duckies up in my arms except I bet they would nip and be a tad less adorable then. But really, how cute. The addition of Nicole...yes, even cuter. Did you see her in the Hemmingway thing on HBO? Not bad.

Christine Harding said...

That is a fantastic shot. Years ago I lived on a boat for a time, on the Thames, and I used to love watching the ducklings. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/vTUc8

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

What an adorable duck-pile! And I love your imaginings on the discussion topics. :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Ohhh cute -- so many of them in this group.

Leslie said...

They are beyond adorable. But then, you know, I love birds!

Bev Hankins said...

What extraordinarily cute ducklings! They look so fluffy!

Here's my Snapshot.

Alyce said...

So many ducklings! And such intelligent conversation at such a young age - maybe we should let them run things. :)

Cathy said...

How wonderful!