Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mothering

The old farm pond in Lanark is fringed with reeds, clover and daisy fleabane. Later in the day there will a heron or two here, perhaps a bittern, but the pond is quiet for now, the reeds uninhabited, the air above filled with darting barn swallows and jeweled dragonflies.

The real jewels on this late summer morning (of course) are the proud Muscovy duck, and her twelve beautiful children on the shore.

6 comments:

One Woman's Journey said...

You gave me an early morning smile.
Thank you and have a lovely day :)

Sky said...

i LOVE this photo! We saw a Muscovy on a pond near the OR coast. It was quite interesting in appearance but not nearly as beautiful as yours.

judy said...

From your pond to my desktop... all so early on a sunday morning...
Ain't technology grand afterall!
Thanks for all that sweet, yellow fluff.

hip-chick said...

So sweet.

Prairie Star said...

Just the blessing I needed this morning. Thank you, Cate.

liliannattel said...

What a great photo. Thank you, Cate.