Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sunscreen is optional...swimsuit is not (unless you're a duck)

Schedules and routines are my friend.  My very close, personal friend.  It's helpful for the kids and me if we all know what to expect next.

But sometimes....

It's even MORE helpful to enjoy the unexpected.

So yesterday, in the middle of the after-school snacking, homeworking, kitchen cleaning, supper cooking, get everything done before you leave for hockey busyness, we took a timeout to marvel in the unexpected.

This guy paid us a visit:
He found our water-logged pool cover to be quite suitable for an afternoon swim, 
followed by some poolside sun bathing.
  My boys used the opportunity to hone their budding photography skills.
Can you see the tippy-top of Nicholas' head?
He wanted to see how close he could get.
He was probably no more than 2 feet away!
Just before our visitor left, he thanked us for our hospitality.
I couldn't believe he was so polite!
This is the third time we've seen him in our yard, so I'm guessing we'll see him (or her...I'm not sure) again.


  1. Wow! First of all, great shots! I love it. Second, wow!

  2. Pretty sure that's a "him". Female mallards don't have the green head.


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