Monday, August 12, 2013

OUR WORLD, Wild Bird Wednesday & Nature Notes - Breeding Time


Tax time, one of the revolting realities of life that stress me out 
two personal returns as well as quarterly and annual farm tax!

I like to go a little early to see our accountant just so I can have
half an hour in the little Japanese garden on the way.


Click to enlarge, you'll see the snowflakes flowering on the rocks

I was surprise to already see ducklings, this young pair of 
wood ducks had been busy.
The wood ducks are nesting on the farm as well, a good month 
before their usual time.

Can you see the bonus goldfish?


Proud mom looking across at dad


"Aren't we sweet?"


Dad seems to be in a bit of a flap but the family 
remain unconcerned


as I watched, it became apparent that their colouring 
was a little different - makes me think it's a pigeon pair.


 the dog and I enjoyed a little Zen moment before 
launching into the tax again.


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39 comments:

  1. Such a pretty face on these birds. Relax....it will be okay:) Taxes are never fun:)

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  2. beautiful garden area! i love your wood ducks with their tiny bills. :)

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  3. Beautiful garden and lovely ducks!! I love them both! Marvelous captures for the day, Arija!!

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  4. What a lovely place to visit.

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  5. I think half an hour in that beautiful spot would never be enough. Perhaps a stop on the way back as well - to take the taste out of your mouth...

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  6. What cute ducklings and what a brilliant capture of the dad's flapping, Arija. This stop-off visit certainly would have relaxed you before going into the tax-accountant. I am doing our tax returns for SA while in Tz. Thank goodness for internet and e-mails. I should have all ready for our book-keepers as soon as we're settled on holiday on 10th September. Have a great day, my friend. (((Hugs))) Jo

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  7. Wow, eine ganz feine Fotoserie liebe Arija. Schön wie Du die Wasserkreise um die Enten überletest zu Zen, ja, auch Die können in Meditation überleiten...

    Umarmung und Grüsse aus der Schweiz

    Hans-Peter

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  8. That looks like an idealistic place to visit, especially before the tax man.

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  9. Great photos of a very beautiful peaceful place. I love the ducklings!

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  10. I wonder if the accountant needs to visit those gardens too! My mind would be all jumbled having to do that numerical work all day - they probably thrive on it however! The photos are lovely.

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  11. Well you chose wisely before going to the accountant by visiting this very peaceful setting. The ducklings look great and I can see what you mean by them not looking exactly the same but what do you mean when you say,'pigeon pair' I have never heard that term. Your shots of them all are wonderful. Makes me relaxed just looking at them. Thanks.

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    1. An English expression for on of each.

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  12. Fantastic shots of the birds. I love seeing the young ones.

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  13. I love your philosophy as I share the same. What lovely photos. I thought wood-duck was native of the US. I guess I was wrong.

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  14. What a pretty spot. I think it would be a nice relaxing way to de-stress a bit after a meeting with the accountant.

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  15. What a lovely garden! Love the ducklings!

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  16. Hi Arija... What little sweeties those two are!!
    Well these ducks must be trying to get a jump on the breeding season!!
    Lovely spot to relax before tax talk ; )!!
    Grace

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  17. Cute ducks. Sorry about the taxes. glad you found some zen!

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  18. Wonderful spot and lovely pictures. Glad you were able to steal some time there before your tax appointment. And I believe I'd want to visit it again after the visit... to de-stress.

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  19. Awww. AWWW! I don't have enough baby ducks in my life anymore. Love these little friends, so sweet and adorable. Beautiful garden too. Looks a little more zen than tax stuff! :)

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  20. Love the "Zen" at the end!!! And your duck images are fantastic. That top photo is stunning. And yes, I did enlarge it. Wow. A beauty.

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  21. I can see why you like to spend time here! Great shots.

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  22. it is wonderful that you enjoy the garden before a meeting like that. i think most of us dislike taxes and the paperwork! ugh. always feels good to have it completed though.

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  23. Fantastic shots of the cool birds and calm water!

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  24. Lovely shots of the ducklings. and the garden looking peaceful.....

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  25. Wonderful shots of the cute ducklings!

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  26. A great place , but especially at tax time. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  27. This series of gorgeous life you enjoy, certainly helps to ease tax time, I'm sure.

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  28. A beautiful garden - good for easing some of the stress of tax time.

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  29. so beautiful Arija... sending hugs from far across the world.

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  30. Oh Arija, I just read on your comment on Sylvia's post, that you're sitting at your beloved's bedside. I am praying for him and you at this time. Blessings dear friend. Jo

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  31. Oh yes Tax time...I am glad you were able to take some time and share the garden and those really really cute ducklings..love them...hugs..

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  32. Hi there - nice pictures. I hope you can find some peace at this time. I cant imagine 55 years - thats older than I am.

    Visit if and when you feel like it.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  33. What a beautiful Japanese garden!

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  34. Dearest Arija,
    ich bin untröstlich für dich, Worte bedeuten so wenig in solchen Momenten. Es ist als hättest du diese schönen Momente hier oben einfangen müssen, damit sie dir ein Trost seinen in diesen schweren Tagen.
    Sei ganz fest gedrückt,
    alles, alles Liebe,
    Merisi

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  35. Arija,you have been on my mind almost all day.How are you? I pray that you are doing ok.
    Hugs,Ruth

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  36. A bit of tranquility in a stressful day. Who likes tax time?

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