Just Ducky



 D is for Ducks



 This week’s letter assignment is the letter D~



Fall is my favorite time of year at the lake. . . it will be a couple more weeks before the leaves change so no beautiful leaves to show you yet. Other than the beautiful color and cooler temps, the other reason it is my favorite season is the fact that most everyone has taken their boat out of the water, and is gone ’til Memorial Day next year. That’s just ducky with me~




So it’s just us and the ducks for the most part. . .



“Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.”
~Michael Caine









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 Watery Wednesday–prepare to get your eyes wet :-)

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  65 comments for “Just Ducky

  1. October 10, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Just ducky is right. These are beautiful, Mary. I love the Michael Caine quote.

    Our leaves are beginning to change, here, still a couple of weeks away from peak. I posted a couple of shots from last year. Not sure if ours will be as beautiful this year. So far they don’t look as brilliant. I love this time of year!

  2. October 10, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Great photo’s…the lake feels like a wonderful peaceful place to visit!

  3. October 10, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Oh, what a great quote! and so true. Who doesn’t love ducks!

  4. Julie
    October 10, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Fabulous photos !

  5. Pondside
    October 10, 2010 at 10:02 am

    We’ve had a huge amount of rain in the past week and our ducks love it. They woke me in the wee hours with their splashing in the pond – a midnight swim!

  6. October 10, 2010 at 10:17 am

    what a cute post, we share the same love of fall, and solitude! darling pics, i could watch them for hours~

  7. October 10, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Darling photos! ACL is going on here this weekend so there are thousands of extra people in town. We can hear the bands and the crowds, and we are miles away from the venue. Solitude ~ sounds heavenly! Enjoy your autumn days on the water with the ducks. ~ Sarah

  8. October 10, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I came here from Lola’s blog. I noticed your comment because of the Bichons. We have a 12 year old Bichon named Ruby and Rusty, a terrier mix. Your photos are fabulous.

  9. October 10, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    What fun!!!! Ducks are indeed, Ducky! Such fun to watch .. the little beggars! :D :D :D

  10. October 10, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    the ducks must LOVE this time of year ~ they can cross the lake without fear of getting run over!

  11. October 10, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I love your duck mosaics! This weekend is Thanksgiving here in Canada, the weekend many boaters take theirs out of the water for the winter.

  12. October 10, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    What fun mosaics! My 2 year old was sitting on my lap while looking at tonights mosaics and she has picked yours as her favorite! LOL

  13. Vee
    October 10, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Oh those ducks are so pretty and so energetic and I don’t think I can ever be like a duck though I’d like to try.

  14. October 10, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Oh, what cute mosaics!!! thanks for sharing at MM. :)

  15. October 10, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Beautiful shots. Something about these white ducks that are so very cute :)

  16. October 10, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Oh, this is the most darling mosaic!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  17. October 10, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Love the ducks :) Fun mosaics!

  18. October 10, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Great shots of the ducks — too bad they don’t come with sound effects.

  19. October 10, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Good photos, fun to see and a nice mosaic. Have a great week!

  20. A Garden of Threads
    October 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Great photos of the ducks. The mosaics are wonderful. Take care:)

  21. October 10, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Lovely photos, and great quote! :)

  22. October 10, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Those photos are so darned cute! I love the one of the three white ducks paddling in a circle. The Michael Caine quote is perfect ;)

  23. October 10, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    awwww sweet mosaic duckies. I think they’re so gracefull.
    great job

  24. October 10, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Great mosaic … just too cute!

  25. Pat
    October 11, 2010 at 12:17 am

    They all look like such happy ducks! I love the quote and all your fun mosaics, Mary!

  26. October 11, 2010 at 7:11 am

    What a lovely mosiac. Have a great week.

  27. October 11, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Love the ducks, wonderful mosaic!

  28. October 11, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Great job of photographing the ducks.
    Just saw your last post on your wine themed table. Love it – So pretty!

  29. October 11, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciated the comments and Ruby thanks you for the birthday wishes.

  30. October 11, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Pretty – and I’m “just ducky” with summer being over, too! :I)Nancy

  31. October 12, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    That really was just ducky. :-) I just love the ripples the make in the water.

  32. October 12, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    I loved your duck show today. You got some great shots.

  33. October 12, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    They are so cute and what a great macro of the white one. Beautiful mosaics.

  34. October 12, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Beautiful photos and mosaic.

  35. October 13, 2010 at 6:32 am

    Love this!!!!!! I had a ‘quacking’ good time viewing all the collages!!

    My watery photos are shrimp boats coming in and a sailboat going out. Do stop by if you get a chance.

  36. October 13, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Love the ducks in the photo. My son has ducks on his pond and would not speak so kindly of them. Great quote.

  37. Lola
    October 13, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Adore ducks – and Michael Caine’s words of advice!


  38. October 13, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I love ducks and can relate to calm on the surface paddling like mad under water.

    Feel free to pop by


  39. October 13, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I love the “be like a duck” quote! I may have to make it my new motto. Your lake sounds like a bit of heaven. Enjoy the peace of having it all to yourselves (and the ducks, of course).

  40. October 13, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I have seen that Michael Caine quote somewhere recently. Good advice!!

  41. Sue
    October 13, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Really wonderful photography of the ducks and composition of the mosaic is more than just ‘Ducky’! Nice post for the Letter D….Sue

  42. October 13, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Great shots! Just looking at them makes me feel a little calmer…

  43. October 13, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Loved it all! The photos are superb and the quote so true!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    Have a nice day*******

  44. October 13, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    the white ducks looks like swans, such nice whiteness

  45. JDaniel4's Mom
    October 13, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    These are wonderful. I love how the ducks look like they are communicating with each other.

  46. October 13, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I just love the duckies! Your pictures of them are perfect!

  47. October 13, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I love ducks too! They are just ducky and darling! Thanks for sharing this and your photos are terrific! Please come join me too. Anne

  48. October 13, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Such pretty duckies! We have mostly only the brown ducks here and big honking messy geese! LOL! I have seen a white family of ducks a few years ago but haven’t seen them in awhile. I love the white ones. We also enjoy this time of year on the lake when the majority of the boaters pull out for the winter. It’s like a breath of fresh air!

  49. October 14, 2010 at 12:50 am

    those are great shots. i love the quote too.

  50. PJ
    October 14, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Ducks just quack me up! Darling post!

  51. October 14, 2010 at 8:50 am

    aDorable Ducks!

  52. October 14, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I’ve come to realize that ducks wear dog masks :D

    Have a great day!

  53. October 14, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Quite ducky! I loved all the happy ducks!

  54. October 14, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Cute mosaics!

  55. October 14, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Love those ducks…

  56. October 14, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I love the white ducks. They look so beautiful (for a duck). Lol. Good shots. Happy Alphabe Thursday!

  57. October 14, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    My grandkids love to feed the ducks! And my kids used to love it, too.

    Nice photos!


  58. October 14, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Love the good advice! Just stopping by from Alphabe-Thursday to say Hey! Am following you on GFC; would love a follow back!

  59. October 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    So sorry! couldn’t find your GFC! Will stop back by though. Love your blog!

  60. jennymatlock
    October 14, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    What a fun stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday’s letter “D”!

    That duck quote totally ‘quacked’ me up.

    And the duck pictures were great.

    My husband would say the only thing better than this post would be a glazed duck breast in plum sauce for dinner.

    But I just say, this was great!


  61. October 14, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Wonder pictures of the ducks. My daughter has 5 ducks that she raised from ducklings. Afraid a couple have become quite the bullies to the smaller ones.

  62. October 15, 2010 at 10:58 am

    As always, stunning pictures of the goings on at the lake.

  63. October 15, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    ‘Ducks, Ducky’ are excellent D-word! Lovely photos of your feathered friends!
    Thank you for visiting my D-post! I had trouble finding your post until i returned to Jenny Matlock’s page.
    Please return to my D-post as i have added another dog!
    Best wishes,
    Anna’s D-word Alphabe-Thurs

    Please visit also my cat, Sara’s post for ABC-Wednesday, round 7 – M
    Sara Cat’s abcWED-round-7-M

  64. October 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Your ducks are beautiful! The quote is great! Enjoy your quieter time on the lake!

  65. October 21, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Really ducked.
    Beautiful photograph.
    Recalled my prrmary school days.
    Great fun indeed.

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