CAROLE E FUSED GLASS JEWELRY....caroleeliseusonjourney.com -        ENJOY EACH DAY...WITH KIND WORDS & LAUGHTER!
DUCKS AND ___09 R QUITE DIFFERENT THAN GEESE...I  HAVE MALLARDS IN MY YARD...OH...IN EARLY SPRING...SHE HAS SO MANY BOYFRIENDS...SHE SEEMS TO BE ..'THE LIFE  OF THE PARTY'...MALES ARE FIGHTING OVER HER...SOMETIMES SHE JUST HIDES FOR IT SEEMS IT IS GETTING TOO MUCH FOR HER...THE MALES JUST 'HOVER' AROUND HER SAYING...'PICK ME...PICK ME!'...SHE IS TRYING TO BE A 'GOOD' DUCK...(AS HER PARENTS HAVE TAUGHT HER)...BUT FINALLY...SHE JUST GIVES UP...FOR SHE BELIEVES SHE HAS FOUND HER 'MATE' AND HE WILL STICK BY HER AND HELP RAISE HER DUCKLINGS....'WRONG'....(UNFORTUNATELY..DUCKS DO NOT MATE FOR LIFE.) HE DIDN'T TURN OUT TO BE HER 'SOULMATE'...SHE REALIZES ...NOW...THAT HE WASN'T THE RIGHT ONE...AND NOW MUST FACE THIS ENORMOUS TASK BEFORE HER....HE HAS FLOWN AWAY...'CHARMING OTHER 'YOUNG' FEMALES....SAYING THOSE WORDS THAT SHE JUST LOVES TO HEAR...'I LOVE YOU'..BUT SHE REALIZES THAT THIS IS NO MISTAKE...THIS WAS MEANT TO BE AND SHE WILL JUST SHOW ALL THOSE DUCKS..(THAT SEEM TO BE WHISPERING,WHAT A GOOD MOTHER SHE WILL BE...SHE STARTS BUILDING HER NEST IN THE SWAMP...SHE EATS HEALTHY SO THAT HER DUCKLINGS WILL BE STRONG....SHE SWIMS DAILY...GOING FROM DOCK TO DOCK TO EAT THOSE DELICIOUS BUGS...AND EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE...SHE WILL FIND CORN...AND REMEMBERS WHERE THIS WAS...SO THAT WHEN HER DUCKLINGS ARE OLD ENOUGH...SHE WILL BRING THEM BACK SO THEY CAN HAVE THIS DELICIOUS CORN, TOO....IT SEEMS, NOW...THAT SOME OF HER FRIENDS HAVE ALSO LEFT...BUT...SHE IS GOING TO BE A MOTHER...AND CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW MANY EGGS SHE WILL SOON BE LAYING...THEN...ONE DAY...SHE JUST KNOWS IT....IT IS TIME...SHE SITS ON THIS BEAUTIFUL NEST....THAT SHE HAS BUILT ALL BY HERSELF..AND....1..2...3...4...5..6...7...8!  EGGS SHE JUST LAID!! (SHE COULD HAVE HER OWN REALITY SHOW ON TV!)...BUT NO..SHE IS GOING TO SHOW ALL THOSE DUCKS THAT SHE CAN DO IT BY HERSELF!...SHE SITS ON THOSE EGGS....WONDERING...HOW LONG WILL THIS TAKE???...SHE PROTECTS THOSE EGGS...NOT GOING FAR FROM THE NEST...AND SITS 'CONTENTLY' UNTIL...ONE DAY SHE HEARS WHAT APPEARS TO BE A CRACKING NOISE...COULD IT BE THAT THIS IS THE DAY...  WHEN I WILL GET TO SEE THOSE LITTLE DUCKLINGS??...YES!!..THE DAY IS FINALLY HERE!!..SHE TAKES THEM FOR A LITTLE SWIM AND THEN BACK TO THE NEST...WHERE SHE CAN PROTECT THEM...ONE DAY...SHE TELLS THEM...'I WILL TAKE YOU ALL ON A TRIP TO SEVERAL DOCKS WHERE YOU CAN EAT ALL THE BUGS YOU WANT'....THEY ARE SO EXCITED...QUACKING TO THEIR BROTHERS AND SISTERS..'I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU...AND COULD NOT BE ANY PROUDER...WE ARE NOW A FAMILY...YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO ME...AND FOLLOW MY DIRECTIONS...FOR IT CAN BE A 'SCARY' PLACE  OUT ON THAT BIG LAKE!'...THEN...ONE BRIGHT AND SUNNY DAY...MANY DUCKS ARE ON THE LAKE...AND THEY SAY..'.LOOK!...THERE SHE IS'...PROUD...HAPPY...EXCITED...SHOWING OFF HER EIGHT DUCKLINGS...POLITELY...FOLLOWING THEIR  MOTHER TO THE DOCKS ...AND THEN....FOR A TREAT...UP ON THE GRASS TO EAT THAT DELICIOUS....CORN.  CE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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