A turtle, a duck and my poor frilly tulips

Do you remember tiny Terence turtle who came to our front door a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday, I looked out of the window and, either he’s grown a lot in two weeks, or this is his dad or even his granddad.


Danny Duck came wandering past all on his own. I do hope he hasn’t had a fall out with Daisy. They did seem to be getting along famously, only a month ago.


My beautiful Easter tulips have gone all pale and frilly. I didn’t have the heart to throw them out once they were past their best, but I think it’s now time.


Happy weekend to you all.

Feathers on Friday: The long and the short of it.

A tall Wood Stork chats to his short friend, the Mottled Duck, in our Florida backyard.


(When I saw this couple, the phrase. “The long and the short of it”, immediately sprang to mind. I then got to wondering how long this cliché has been around for, and was surprised to learn that “The short and long of it” has been in use since around the year 1500. Shakespeare used it four times in his plays. The earliest published source for the actual phrase ‘the long and the short of it’, is from a work by William Walker in 1690. I find it so amazing that we still use phrases from hundreds of years ago.)

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Feathers on Friday: Roseate Spoonbill and Mottled Duck

Charlotte of ‘Prairie Birder’ blog, has a weekly challenge called ‘Feathers on Friday’. I’ve never done this challenge before, but just found this Roseate Spoonbill pic in my file. I hope you enjoy.


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Wishing you all a splendid weekend.