21 April 2014

Easter Weekend Visitors

We had some very special visitors this weekend.
They came wearing their very best apparel.
My hubby ran in to tell me of their arrival and
I rushed out (carefully) in order to give them a proper PNW greeting...
The first visitor was taking a dip in the lower pond with our koi.
I only wish I could know what our fish thought of him.
Myself, I felt it a bit cold for a swim it still being April,
but he seemed to be take it in stride, and
after all, he was properly equipped for such a cold dip.
My hubby and I snuck into the greenhouse...
we tried to be really careful and keep hidden...
but despite our precautions,
our new arrival caught a glimpse of us and decided it was a good time to
 take a stroll around the ponds instead.
Sorry Mr. Duck.

His Mrs. was even more shy.
She stayed pretty well camouflaged amidst the plants of our little woodland.
I never even caught a good look at her,
I may,
may not,
have gotten a photo of her.
It's really, really hard to tell...
We decided it was a good time to leave our little visitors alone to enjoy the ambiance of the day...
we thought it for the best.
Our visitors left at some point the way they came--
without any warning.
We wish them safety and many blessings as we thank our mutual Creator for sending them our way. 
You have to love a place where you never know next
what special creatures will make an appearance.
Have you entertained any special critters
or wonderful people lately?


Betsy said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your special guests with us. They are beautiful.


Teresa Kasner said...

Love your duck visitors! We had a bunny watching the boys hunt eggs which was very charming! We're off to the beach tomorrow.. next post from there!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Gracie Saylor said...

Oh, Aimee! What a beauty! You got some lovely photos of him. Although I did not post it, last week I got a photo of a dove in one of our trees by the front pond. God created so much beauty to enjoy!!! Blessings to you and yours. Also, welcome to following my blog :) xx

Linda W. said...

How fun - a duck for Easter! We have a small backyard pond, and get the same male and female duck visiting every year. (It helps that my hubby leaves out grain for them to eat)

Sam said...

Hi Aimee, I like ducks. Actually I stare at them and sniff the air. I'd like to go chase them but my dad holds me back. Grrrrr...anyways, that looked like a nice duck. But I want to chase him too.

Willow said...

You are " wonderful people" Aimee :))
Thank you for sharing this special moment in nature.

aimee said...

You are most welcome! He was gorgeous and it was quite wonderful being a duck 'hostess' for awhile:)
Blessings, Aimee

Your bunny visitor was adorable!!! What a treat for children and adults alike:)
You should be on the way to the beach by now--I hope you'll have a fantastic time there!
Blessings, Aimee

Thanks--isn't he great? I am also in amazement at the wonders God created! Creation speaks loudly to me of who God is and how much He loves us:)
A dove? WOW! Would love to see your photo.
You are welcome about following your blog...I was shocked I hadn't already done it (and a whole lot embarrassed too).

That is totally awesome! This is only our second couple to visit since we built the ponds. We LOVE our moments of nature out here:)
Blessings, Aimee

I bet you do! Your comment made me giggle and giggle some more this morning :) :)

Ah, shucks. Thanks for saying that Willow! You are most kind and I think you're are pretty wonderful too:)

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

That last pictures is sooo awesome!

Lorrie said...

What a handsome fellow you had visiting your garden. Too bad the missus was a little shy. I hope they come by again soon.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful pictures of this handsome fellow! (I think male Mallards know how handsome they are -- they always seem to be strutting their stuff!)

aimee said...

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it...good thing I had my zoom lens on when our special visitors came by:)
Blessings, Aimee

I thought him quite handsome also...yep I wish his mate had been less shy. I think female mallards are pretty good looking too:)
PS: Would love another visit...I love ducks!

Thanks! LOL...I agree:)

Noelle the dreamer said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing,

aimee said...

You are most welcome! Happy to hear you enjoyed the photos:)
Blessings, Aimee

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