Friday, June 19, 2009

Waddle Waddle Quack Quack

Again, I apologize for the number of photos in this post but I'm telling a photo story. When I went to The Huntington Museum & Botanical gardens I finally got to see some baby ducks. I was walking along the path in the Japanese garden in the first photo and there is a stream along the left hand side of the photo.


I was so intent on taking shots of the water when I looked up at the where the water dropped off into a little waterfall there was mama and her babies.


Babies were swimming around having a good time, coming to the edge of the fall where I thought they might fall over with the water but they never did.


Mama was watching me carefully, sizing me up to make sure I wasn't going to harm them or come any closer and then she did something that totally surprised me.

I guess she determined that I was no threat and she began to lead the babies out of the water...


And lead them right in front of me at my feet and down the little path I had just walked up.




They just waddled peacefully down the path. I had such a good time taking shots of them!

12 comments:

Pacey said...

Ha! They're so cute and love how mama leads them, very sweet and so caring.

Kathy said...

Oh how cute. She's a very good little mama.

Connie said...

How cute. The babies look so cute. Thanks for sharing. I love them all. I went to the river yesterday and the water was so clear and there was a duck in the water I got a picture of. I will post it in a week. I have to go out of town again on a trip.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

There seems to be so many lovely places to go to in your area TB. Love them all. What cute little babies. A proud mama too. :)

Dagrun said...

How cute is that!!!!! And you must not apologize for the number of photos, they're all great. It looks like the perfect summerday!

NicoleB said...

Gosh, they are way cute.
Well caught!
:D

Paz said...

Lovely narration. Lovely photos.

Paz

George said...

Mama Duck obviously recognized what a kind person you are and was therefore willing to bring her babies toward you. You got some wonderful pictures.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

aww, that is so cute, she really must have trusted you.

They are so sweet waddling up the path... :-)

storyteller said...

What a sweet series of ducky photos ... love your little photo story and all the beautiful shadows too.
Hugs and blessings,

Ebie said...

Very cute duckies and I love the title of this post!

Judy said...

The ducks around here are nowhere near that trusting!! If I want photos of them, they are right at the limits of my camera's abilities, and I don't post them. Or even keep most of them. The geese are much more cooperative.