June 14, 2013

Friday in the Park.

                                               *Click to biggify photos if you like.*
 Issa and Duffy,  " We went to the park to feed the ducks at the marsh."

Issa , " Maybe if I sit pretty , Daddyman will give me some of that bird seed! "

Duffy , " Can you spot the Mallard duck through the reeds?"

Male Mallard Duck.

                                                          Female Mallard Duck.

                                                     Mama with her ducklings.

 Issa and Duffy, " Even this Canada Goose showed up for some yummy seeds."

Issa and Duffy, " As did this Red-Winged Blackbird! "

Issa , " And then just as we were leaving the park, two things appeared to make our smiles even wider."

Issa , " Her name is Sadie and she is ten weeks old! "

Sadie , " I am a Bernese Mountain dog out on my first big adventure! "

Issa , " The second thing that made our smiles broaden was this butterfly. It landed at our feet and momentarily paused , then gently flew away on wings of gossamer."

Have a Fabulous Friday and weekend!
We hope Nature surprises you with a few gifts today.
See you Monday.
the critters in the cottage xo


  1. What a perfect outing!

    That Bernese puppy is going to get a lot BIGGER!!!


  2. that Bernese is just gorgeous! Love the blackbird photo too!

  3. That pup is gorgeous, but yes, she's going to be HUGE. LOL.

    You take the best walks ever! We always enjoy these posts, even if we don't always get to leave a comment.

    Happy weekend!

  4. What a beautiful park to take a walk in. How lovely to see Mama duck with her ducklings on the water - it's so peaceful. Have a lovely weekend.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  5. Seus novos amigos são adoráveis, especialmente Sade.
    Tenham um bom fim de semana também!

  6. What a lovely outing! The puppy and ducklings are adorable and butterflies are always good for a smile :)

  7. Oh that Bernese Mountain puppy is so darn cute. And we love seeing the baby ducklings. All the pictures were just terrific. Hope you all have a great week end.

  8. Wow, you sure are lucky, Issa and Duffy. What a wonderful day you had at the park, with so many great things to see. :)

    We especially liked the mommy duck and her babies!

    Hugs to you all, dear friends.

    Have a great weekend!

  9. What a beautiful park! We rarely see mallard ducks here in Chicago for some reason. But there are Canadian geese all over the place. We think they have driven them out. :(

    Have a great weekend!

  10. Seeing those duckies made us a little hungry. :)

  11. That was fun! Thanks for sharing you outing with us! And I love little Sadie - she is going to be big and beautiful!
    Lily, WA, USA

  12. Mowzers, Sadie's just a puppy? She's about TEN Faradays already!

  13. What a purrfect day in the park !
    Me or mom have never seen a Red-winged Blackbird before , here in Sweden they are all black.

  14. Duffy and Issa, thank you for the great post! What wonderful pictures. Hey we had a duck sighting as well! Hope you all are doing well, we hope to catch up with you soon.

  15. What a great outing with baby ducks and a new puppy friend and a flutterby! We wish we could go on nature walks like that. With the catio, all those fun things (if they were in our yard) would be on the other side of the screen. You are very lucky doggies. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette


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