I had the most amazing little adventure with a bunch of little ducklings this afternoon!
I was pulling out of my neighborhood, and noticed some tiny little ducklings walking along the center divider. I pulled over and noticed that mama and 2 of the siblings were up on the divider in the bushes, and the remaining 6 babies were trying to jump up, and just couldn’t do it. I watched as two more made it, but the last 4 were struggling.
I figured that they needed something to jump up onto to make it up, and drove home to get a piece of wood (and my camera!) I got back just in time to watch another one make it up.
The last three tried and tried, but just couldn’t make it. So I slowly slipped the wood up to the curb, hoping they would figure out what to do.
Mama came over and quacked softly at them. I like to think she was telling them what to do and encouraging them…
Finally they figured it out, and the first one jumped up.
Then there were two…
And finally the last one!
Woohoo! Success! I had hot lava pouring out of my heart!
Never could figure out where they came from (there’s no water close by) or where she thought she was going. By the time I returned home, they were gone. But it did my heart good that I was able to help them.
My flower offering for Day 22 is the Bellflower. It is a campanula, like the little mini flower I showed early on, but this is the big brother, and one of my favorites. They are so hard to find! They are supposed to be perennial, but again, some times they come back and sometimes they don’t. When they don’t I always fret about whether or not I’ll be able to find them. I went two seasons without, and I’m very happy to have them back!