I just love little surprises that nature has to offer. I love sitting on my balcony watching for them to pop up from time to time. Yesterday was no exception.
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I've been watching a mother duck and her little babes since they were old enough to swim.
Oh, how they have grown. I know that soon she will convince them (and herself) that her babies can make it on their own and she will leave them. Or, perhaps they will just fly off in pursue of their own lives.
Yesterday I saw her swim far away from the youngsters who were splashing in the water, having a grand ole time.
Once they noticed that mama was not with them I have never seen such scurrying across the water!! Those wings got some good exercise.
Later she flew off, across the lake and into a grove of trees. I waited and waited. Then I started to worry. Had the time come for her to say goodbye to her little family? It made me so sad. Here were the ducklings sitting in the water. Occassionally I'd see one swim a foot or two and then come back. I could imagine them being afraid and very lonely. I just wanted to cry for them.
Then, suddenly, there she was. Hurrah, mama duck was back.
So, I'm sitting there feeling very relieved when suddenly I saw a doe wander out of the woods and edge the lake. A fawn was following her. I haven't seen deer here since I moved in so that was a very nice surprise.
You know, God provides us with all these wonders of nature. I am so happy I get to glimpse some of that wonder from time to time.