Sunday, March 23, 2008

Who knew ducks drool?

Strange things happen at Easter time. Astonishing, bizarre, curious, erratic, idiosyncratic, peculiar, perplexing, uncanny, and weird things happen at Easter time. Don't believe me?

For starters, ducks drool. If it may please the court, Your Honor, I'd like to have this photograph marked as exhibit A.



I happen to have photographic evidence of other unexplainable Easter happenings as well. Your Honor, may I present exhibit B. It contains proof that even though your child begs and begs and begs to hold a duckling, she will try to hand it back nearly as soon as you give it to her.




Then to this whole Easter egg hunt phenomenon.



Children fly around the yard in search of plastic eggs containing candy. They can run so fast and squeal so loudly and with such a high pitch you would think they were being chased by the wily Easter bunny himself. I present exhibits C, D and E.







I rest my case.

-dana

19 comments:

Stacy A. said...

Dana, Looks like you all had a great day. That is a great shot of the drooling duck. Its funny how sometimes the most arbritrary traditions can lead to the best memories. Hopefully this day will be in that category for you! Hope you had a nice Easter! Now I have to peek around so I can listen to the rest of this song lol. Love Stacy

Sarah and Jack said...

Man that weather looks gorgeous. Today has been an equally wierd day. Animals in the house, the wierdest weather. Just wierd.

Happy Easter!

Christy said...

Looks like a fabulous Easter day!

I didn't know that ducks drool, but I do know that my cat does. :)

Bloggy Mama said...

Drooling dick - didn't know.
Love the Easter pictures. FUN!!

Cajunchic said...

I was cracking up at the duck drooling. I never knew. You have a great way with words.

Anonymous said...

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Potiron said...

Now that's what I call Easter, with real chicks and real egg hunt in light clothing and not ski boots and coats and rain.... It was too cold here for it and in any case my kids are too old!!!

happy easter!!!

Blue Yonder said...

sweetness :-)

Blue Yonder said...

sweetness :-)

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

It looks like a fun day even with the drooling duck. He was just excited I'm sure :-)

Kris said...

You may have had some strange happenings there, but we woke up to snow and near blizzard like conditions here in St. Louis on Easter Sunday! CRAZY!!! On the way to church Maddie was singing Christmas songs. Fa La La La La La La La La!

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susan said...

i have total "chicken skin" i was surprised to hear IZ come blasting out of my speakers. i forget sometimes some of you more professient (sp?) bloggers have sound on you sites...anyway...this cd was my fav of his. my boys thought he wrote this song...they were very surprised that it was a major hit so very long ago...ya know how they rework old songs, like a punk band like the "flogging mollys" do a beatle song and the kids think it is theirs and are so surprised when an older person knows the words. i never saw a duck drool before.

Kelsi said...

The lemon curd is so easy to make and screams "Welcome Spring!" I will post the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Love your drooling duck and the children look like they are having lots of fun its so good to see.
Hugs Mary.

Tine said...

That's funny!! Your garden looks great! And you have a beautiful family :-)

Renna said...

My kids are now grown. Though I celebrate the remembrance of my Savior on Resurrection Sunday, when Easter rolls around, it always reminds me of when my kids were small. The memories of them dressed in their adorable Easter finery, baskets in hand, running across green grass in search of colorful eggs, are memories I treasure.

I love the duck pic! :-)

Tipper said...

What fun your beautiful girls had! It looks like it was very exciting for you and Razor too!

Em said...

Those girls look so serious about their egg searching. We had to skip the egg hunt this year - don't want the candy! It looks like your girls had a great time though!