Weekend Waterview


I hope your weekend is just ducky!


Our resident Mallards made a new friend recently.


A domestic Pekin duck. . .


They’re unable to fly, too heavy to get airborne.


That combined with her lack of camouflage makes her a “sitting duck” on the lake.


I breathe a sigh of relief when I see her swimming by  ;)


We’re enjoying a little boating time and some R&R this weekend. . .


It was 90 degrees yesterday but we’re looking forward to temperatures in the 70s next week.


Here’s a beautiful sunset for you courtesy of Mother Nature. . .



Happy Sunday!


Thank you for your visit!

  32 comments for “Weekend Waterview

  1. Ellen Stillabower
    September 25, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Beautiful sunset!!! Beautiful pictures!! 90s, I know!!! Longest we have ever used our air conditioning but, we get some relieve next week…70s…can’t wait!!! And, those puppies…you are blessed!!! Looks like your weekend is starting off great and I hope that pretty white duck is around for a long time!!! Since they can’t fly, how did it get there?? Was it dropped off!!! Anyway, thanks for the boat ride! 🍁🍂✨🚤❤️

  2. Linda L
    September 25, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Happy Sunday to you Mary! We too have cooler temps for next week. At last!

  3. Ruth C. Willson
    September 25, 2016 at 7:28 am

    We, too, are enjoying Pekin Ducks at Lake Toxaway. Our grandson thought they were great playmates. Not sure where they will winter. Always enjoy your posts. Ruth Sent from my iPhone


  4. September 25, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Spectacular capture of the sunset!

  5. Jacklyn carney
    September 25, 2016 at 7:38 am

    The beauty of the lake no matter what time of year!!
    It was 46* this am, burrrrrr!
    Enjoy this sunshiny day.. 😎

  6. Cyndi Raines
    September 25, 2016 at 8:06 am

    How beautiful~ what a glorious sunset! The puppies are SO precious!! Happy that the other ducks accepted Ms. Pekin duck. Our temps are much cooler also. Happy Fall!

  7. September 25, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Oh, that sunset photo! Yes, looking forward to the cool down this week!

  8. Sue
    September 25, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Thanks so much for sharing the sunset!!!! Gorgeous xoxo

  9. Ellen
    September 25, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Beautiful photos! Thank-you for this lovely Sunday morning post. Enjoy this first weekend of Fall on the boat.

  10. Wendy
    September 25, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful “lake tour”! I am always glad to see the ducks. The Canadian Geese have taken over most of the lakes and ponds around where I live in the midwest. It is always a treat to see the ducks again.

  11. Michelle
    September 25, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Awesome pictures! Hope we get cooler weather soon! Enough heat already!😎🌴

  12. September 25, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Now I’m going to worry about that pretty white duck, how frustrating not to be able to fly! Is that where the phrase sitting duck actually originates? Beautiful sunset Mary, and I have water envy-I am landlocked in falling leaves this weekend, can’t wait to get back to the water and cool off. The girls look like they’re enjoying the boat ride :)

  13. Leslie
    September 25, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Absolutely stunning sunset pictures! I must admit I’m a bit envious. I live in the mountains so most of my sunsets are blocked by tall trees. The photo of your fur-baby is definitely frame-worthy!

  14. Marty Oravetz
    September 25, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Absolutely gorgeous.

  15. Elizabeth
    September 25, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Stunning sunset! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  16. Debbie
    September 25, 2016 at 11:52 am

    What a gorgeous sunset. Thanks for sharing. We had a cold front move in. We had rain…FINALLY… and when the clouds parted last evening we had SNOW in the mountains. It’s supposed to be a beautiful week though with temps in the upper 70’s and low 80’s! Happy Fall!

  17. dee
    September 25, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Beautiful sunset. Nice to see the Pekin duck found her people but I hope someone contacts animal rescue..she will no survive when the temps drop and food is scarce….I understand you sigh of relief when you spot her each day.

  18. Laura T.
    September 25, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    That is a beautiful sunset picture! We have a pontoon at our cottage & we like to take it out at sunrise & sunset. It’s pretty & peaceful then. It’s been hot & humid in Chicagoland. It’s supposed to be in the 80s today & stormy. Tomorrow only in the 60s. I think today might be the last of the 80s for this year. It’s always funny how 50s & 60s seem so cold now. In a few months 50 & 60 would seem like a heatwave!
    Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures! And the cute puppy ones!!!

  19. Chloe
    September 25, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    We are having our first 90 degree days since a bad week back the spring. I hope the heat doesn’t stay. Thanks for sharing such beautiful lake pictures.

  20. September 25, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    That sunset is stunning! I’m so happy to see 70 degree temps, now if only the humidity would come down from 100%. Have a great day!

  21. September 25, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Wow Mary, what a sunset, and cute photos of your pups and the ducks! Happy Sunday!

  22. Paula
    September 25, 2016 at 2:24 pm


    Thank you for sharing your day on the lake, and what a beautiful sunset. I was like awwwwe my goodness you are so blessed!

  23. September 25, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Ahhhh, that is what your pictures today make me do, sigh! We could sure use a break from the 90’s here in central Florida. Your dear little white duck, I didn’t know there were ducks that couldn’t fly. I hope she takes care of herself and is always there to say hello, or quack!

  24. September 25, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Charming… Simply charming!

  25. LINDA Kitchen
    September 25, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Yes I would have to agree……please try to find someone to take the duck before it gets cold. If it can’t fly south then it won’t make it with the cold water and no food. It will be all alone after the other ducks fly to warmer weather.

  26. Melodie Strickland
    September 25, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you for sharing the picture of a beautiful sunset on the lake. Chloe and Gracie are just precious!! Hopefully animal rescue will capture the duck and take it somewhere safe.

  27. September 25, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Always love seeing the photos of your gorgeous lake, those Mallards…and the girls!…That sunset…what can I say?…Magnificent!!! Happy that our temps are starting to “Fall” a bit this coming week!

  28. September 26, 2016 at 5:25 am

    All great pics Mary, it looks like a beautiful weekend:@)

  29. emily
    September 26, 2016 at 6:40 am

    Beautiful sunset……and the ducks seem so at home! How do the babies like them? Entertaining I’m sure….Nice to have the lake not so heavily occupied!

  30. Kathi Layfield
    September 26, 2016 at 7:09 am

    That sunset is so awesome! It’s an “ahhhhh” moment! Love seeing the “girls” enjoying their boatride. How do they react to the ducks? Looks like you have an amazing and relaxing ride!

  31. Robyn
    September 26, 2016 at 9:11 am

    That sunset is absolutely gorgeous! Love the ducks! Have a good week!

  32. Sue Ronnfeldt
    September 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Your babies are so cute!! Love the sunset!

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