Friday, December 13, 2013

A Quiet Pond

When the Whistlers disappeared on November 5th, the pond became very quiet. Nothing but the wind and turtles to disturb the waters.
 
But on November 13th, the Whistlers returned!
 

Apparently their little holiday away must have been tiring, as one of the parents kept falling asleep.


Trying to doze off again.



To be continued...

Linking to Weekend Reflections

145 comments:

Magnolia Tea said...

Yay, they're back! Any good pond needs ducks. :)
Have a great weekend!

Cath.H.C Photography said...

Ton post est tout à fait charmant et j'aime beaucoup!
Merci de tes passages et commentaires sur mes pages!
Haves a nice day!

georgettesullins said...

awww...I'll be back.:)

Primitive Stars said...

What pretty pictures of the ducks swimming in the pond, love them, Francine.

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Fantastic!

Greetings from Switzerland, Hans-Peter

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

once you're our age, mi amiga, you'll be taking these day time naps.

have a wonderful weekend, mi amiga

;-p

Revrunner said...

Ha! For a minute there, I thought Hans was one of the Whistlers sending us a postcard. :-)

Marit Sønstebø said...

So nice that they came back!

Helma said...


So you only had a few days of rest in the pond :-) Now back full life of this cute ducks.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

They look like they're enjoying a very peaceful day :)

Dianna said...

Beautiful reflections!

Arija said...

So glad you have them back again. Obviously they know a good thing when they see it.

Brk Trt said...

Ducks are so peaceful.

Karen S. said...

How pretty these scenes are. Will we ever know if any of them are ready to begin their own family?

DIMI said...

I'm so happy the Whistlers return back to the pond,Tex!!!I realy like those ducks!!Wonderful pictures!!Have a lovely weekend!!
Dimi...

Molly The Wally said...

LOL even for them being a parent is tough. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Carole M. said...

good to have the Whistlers back; and I wondered do you ever see a snake swimming?

Buttons said...

Morning Tex long time no see:) Oh I love your Whistlers and dozing off ones are the best. Love the water reflections and ripples. Hug B

Pallavi said...

Yaay! Nice to see that the birds are back :)
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Rural Revival said...

I know it must not be the same without them. Glad they're back!

Paula Fraker said...

Awwwww....bless it's heart! A peaceful pond is a good place for a nap. :)

Pix Under the Oaks said...

I wonder where they went? Where are the other 5 kids? Questions. I got questions!

Julia said...

Poor thing seems very tired and even has dark circles around his or her eyes. I hope the other youngsters are alright.

It so cold here and it has started snowing again.

Hugs,
JB

DJan said...

You made me wonder if a duck could drown by falling asleep in the pond. Are they all back? Or just the three of them? I can't wait to hear more. :-)

Our photos said...

Nice the ducks!

Lynne said...

Did the little ones return too?

Dicky Bird said...

They came back - Yes, he looks tired!

Sandra said...

it is mind boggling to me how they can doze off in what has to be really cold water. the peaceful quiet pond is gorgeous..

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Guess they know where they have it good:@)

Montanagirl said...

Funny! Do they ever stay over the whole winter? I wonder what's coming next . . .

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

They realized they had it pretty good at your pond and your bird feeders.
Looking forward to what is to be continued.

pattisjarrett said...

The pond looked awfully bare without them. Glad they returned.

Indrani said...

Good they returned. I know they are a joy to shoot with lens.

Kate said...

Those Whistlers just cannot stay away from you and your property! Have a happy week-end!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

They came back! They must have found the other accommodations lacking. The pond's reflections and the ducks are lovely. :-)

Lois Evensen said...

I love your Whistler Soap Opera. :)

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Okay. Now you're playing with my emotions. A family of eight flew away, but it looks like a much smaller family returned.

Great reflections in those first images.

bailey-road.com said...

The Whistler saga continues! It must be exciting tho see their return.

rainfield61 said...

They always come in pairs.

An exact pair.

Tanya Breese said...

yay, the whistlers are back!! i am lol'ing over the one falling asleep...i know the feeling!

Sally said...

Great photo's. I love the swirling water. :)

Melissa said...

They seem very comfortable with you near by! Must be a very nice pond for them.

KaHolly said...

It is very possible they will stay all winter!! Wouldn't that be fun?

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Not that your images are boring...not in the least!!! But watching it doze off here and there...the power of suggestion. I think I'll take an early morning nap now.

Love your whistlers as always. You wonder just why the left and returned so quickly?

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

You'll have to tell us if all six of the surviving youngsters made it back with their parents.

A View From A Brown Dog said...

They came back... Yay! I love seeing them grow. Can we talk about those reflections on the water you captured?? They are gorgeous!! Have a great weekend T

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Yaaaaaaay!

Sylvia K said...

They do make wonderful reflections for the day!! It's fun to see them back, wonder what brought them back -- well, other than your beautiful pond - a safe haven! I'm sure they could all feel the love!!

Inger said...

I hope the really left before winter came. Of course, it is easy to understand how much they must like it at your place.

Karen said...

Oh, so glad they have returned, and those are just gorgeous shots!

Łucja-Maria said...

Hello after the break ...
In Poland, a song: When green pond ducks swim ...
Lovely pictures. Fantastic.
Greetings from far away Polish
Lucia

Gail Dixon said...

Oh I'm so glad they returned! Must've been quite a journey with all that dozing. Love the ripples in the water.

Pantherka said...

It's nice to that be back. Beautiful photos.

karmnik54 said...

Fajny jest taki stawik:)

Malyss said...

Fabulous pictures! i'm surprised about turtles : don't they sleep during winter?..

Janina Lynet Rolin said...

I love these! so beautiful!

Tolga said...

regardless life goes on for beauty ducks :)

wishing a sweet weekend.

Karen S. said...

Even from this distance, I find the peace from just dreaming of this lovely spot! Very calming out there.

My name is Riet said...

WOW, those reflection photo's are perfect. Upside down they are just as clear

RoeH said...

Nice!

genie said...

There is nothing more fascinating and mesmerizing for me than the reflections of colorful ducks in the water. These pictures are magical.

Anvilcloud said...

Your pond has truly become a whistle stop.

Susan said...

The water looks so glassy and pretty. I'm glad they came back.

Stephen Hayes said...

Our duck is back home in our pond, too.

Stephanie said...

Oh good they are back again!

Raggedy Creations said...

Oh no I hope they aren't sick.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Must be the dad dozing off, mom would never do that! I'm glad they came back!!

Lynn said...

you've no idea where they go? or went? so glad they came home!

HansHB said...

Lovely post for the reflection theme!
Well done!

don said...

The quiet pond gives you a chance to show us beauty without birds. The bird shots are always very interesting. Have a great weekend.

It's me said...

Happy weekend.....love Ria...x !

Rose said...

He makes me sleeoy just looking at him!

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, wonderful reflections in the water!

cobie en bas van Es said...

wat fijn dat ze weer terug zijn.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Looks so relaxing!

Rajesh said...

Nice reflections in water pond.

Patty Woodland said...

Maybe you will have resident Whistlers

Ms. A said...

They're back!!! How exciting!

JM said...

The reflections in the duck shots are awesome!

Beth said...

Awesome reflections in the water.

Viera said...

your pictures are amazing...I like water reflection so much...

Betty Manousos said...

so peaceful and beautiful!!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great! You must do something so they stay forever, they are so qute and special I Think.
Have a great weekend!
Wew are going outdoors tomorrow for moose hunt and Sunday with our dogs.
Majsan/

Mersad said...

I like the fact that you still have fall foliage in the reflections in the water!

Ruth Kelly said...

Ducks in a pond - so many great shots. Thanks for sharing.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

They came back! Yay! Love the shots with the reflections and ripples in the water.

cieldequimper said...

They are so pretty!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Ohhh Gorgeous pictures.. Nice water colors.. Congrats..

damian said...


I would like to have a pond near the house and do these pictures :)


Greets from Poland

Debbie said...

awww they missed you t!!....they know a good thing when they see/live/eat it!!

gorgeous, gorgeous reflections in that pond of yours. and when i say "yours" i mean you and the whistlers ;)

Bob Bushell said...

You must have thousands of pictures of Whistlers.

Red said...

I see only three? One wonders if it's the same family or did some stay in another place or were some destroyed?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These pictures are stunning. The water is beyond description. WOW!!!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

they know where they are looked after.


peter

Filip Demuinck said...

Great reflection pictures and good text.

Greetings,
Filip

RedPat said...

Maybe they are thinking of staying all winter! ;-)

Paula said...

Come to think of it I haven't had my nap yet. I'll be back in time for your next installment. Love those Whistlers but they must not like us. The ones that visited our stock tank haven't been back. There are another kind hanging around but fly away when they hear the truck driving up on the dam.

Ela said...

Hello ! I'm glad they came back, I love watching this family.
Greetings

Robin Lamb said...

T, I wonder where they went on holiday! Strange!
Are there only three of them now?

Terry and Linda said...

I'm glad they are back...we all miss them!

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Gail said...

You take the most amazing pictures. Love the reflections and the whistlers.

Jeanne said...

They like their safe little haven!!

Giga said...

Mam nadzieję, ze wszystkie, tylko pozostałe były w innym miejscu. Pozdrawiam.
I hope that all of the others were just in a different place. Yours.

eileeninmd said...

I think the Whistlers have no intention of leaving you.I think they love your place and it is now their home. Great shots, happy weekend!

A Quiet Corner said...

How sweet that one kept nodding off...sounds like the Pres!...:)JP

Margie said...

They're baaaaack!! They just couldn't stay away from you, despite the fact that they probably suffer from camera blindness.

Hilary said...

They are so cute. I'm beginning to suspect that the sleepy one is going to lay eggs.

Michelle said...

I wish you could send a few my way!

Brian King said...

LOL! They couldn't stay away!

wayside wanderer said...

Oh goodness, I'm so curious about where they go. Love 'em.

parker said...

They know a good thing when they have it!

Louis la Vache said...

YAWN!
Following the lead of the ducks,
«Louis» thinks it's time for a nap!

KB Bear said...

I'm glad that your empty nest syndrome was solved by their return. Those are glorious photos, with the reflections and the funny sleepy parent :)

Sandy Carlson said...

They are lovely. They seem to bring peace with them!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

We're so frozen!
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Linda said...

♪♫ Welcome back, Welcome back, Welcome back! ♪♫

Linda R said...

They look so calm there in the pond. I bet there glad to be back.

Hugs~

James said...

Great duck shots and I love the ripples and colors in the water!

Randy said...

Sometimes trips with the family can wear one out.

Paul said...

Who would have guessed this interesting turn of events!

ladyfi said...

So beautiful!

Aditi said...

What a quaint place...love the reflection of trees in the water...the dozing whistlers too cute!!

Cloudia said...

After the first shots my heart leapt to see them!

Small City Scenes said...

Must be dad they always doze off. MB! MB

EastCoastLife said...

Glad that they come back. They love staying with you. Wonder what they will be up to next. :)

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Return of the prodigal whistlers. How can you be sure that this is the same trio ? Have a nice week end.

Irma said...

Oh good they are back again!
Now back full life of this cute ducks.
Have a great weekend,
Greetings Irma

Weekend-Windup said...

If there is no people in house it will be quiet the same way no ducks in pond makes them to be quiet. But that will not be fine. When they are back everything's will be good.

McGuffy Ann said...

They are very sweet.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh what lovely news. I wondered before -- in your answer to my comment -- how you absolutely knew they were OK.... I also wonder where they went on their vacation.

Rita said...

I wonder where they went.
Glad they came back. :)

Kathy said...

Great autumn colors.

'Tsuki said...

I'm happy you saw their return ; it is such an elegant kind of duck... I just love their colors.

NatureFootstep said...

love the ducks and the reflections

Barbara said...

I still have duck-envy. Ours fly before I even realize they're there!

Laura said...

beautiful reflections… I'd hang out there if I were a lucky duck too.

Cranberry Morning said...

So sweet, and I love all the reflections!

maryaustria said...

So great! Wonderful photos and reflections!

barbara l. hale said...

They remind me of Greg, me and our son Evan. That's Greg dozing off, btw.

Le regard est le médiateur des coeurs. said...

superbes photos et quels beaux canards ;o)

edenhills said...

Must have been a short journey to build up those wings before a longer migration???

Marika said...

Hello, first time visiting here! :)

You have very nice blog, I absolutely love to see pictures if different kind animals ♥ Had to start following your blog! ♥

Pat Tillett said...

They were just homesick! Love these guys...

bon bon said...

i know how that one feels.

Mandy Southgate said...

What a lovely collection of photographs! I don't know much about whistlers - do they normally migrate for the winter or was theirs just a vacation.

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