Happy Quacky Puddleduck …

26/08/2016 § 1 Comment

enjoying the sunshine …

If I’m in the garden, Flora is never far away.  She loves my pink slippers and given any opportunity, and if I’m still for long enough, will waddle over and comfortably settle herself next to them!

She is a rather plump duck who has, for a week or so, been spending a generous part of each day sitting on an egg.  I left it in her ‘nest’ (a leafy bower by the pond) as it’s been a shady spot for her during these long hot, humid days that we’ve been having recently. However, I relieved her of her nesting duties last week and now she’s totally forgotten about it all and is back to being a busy presence around the garden, gobbling up slugs and snails.

I can’t quite believe that she’s over 5 years old.  That tiny scrap of feather and beak that followed me back to the cottage we were staying in by the sea in Cornwall, with such an instinct to follow and make herself heard so that I would rescue her from the seagulls.  To this day, I’ve never seen any domestic ducks in that village!

Here are a few posts that follow her progress over the years …

Day 1
Love a little duck and an amazing poem
8 weeks old
First snow
Summer 2014
The Odd Couple (still an odd couple and constant companions)!
New Year 2015

Edited to add  “Flora’s little life ended on 27 March 2017 – she was very much loved and is hugely missed”.  Rest Easy Flora


I’m busy quilting – I know, as my daughter says ‘Same old, same old’!  But I LOVE it and am trying a new technique, so will take some photos when the quilt’s all done.  I can’t put it down, so hopefully it won’t be long before there’s another quilt finished.  I’ve posted some photos of recently finished quilts over on my Patchwork Quilts page (look left) and am trying very hard to keep up-to-date with all the photographs as I make them here. Such fun!

It’s a Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, this weekend and the weather’s set fair.  I think the roads will be packed, so I’m going to put my feet up in the garden and enjoy watching Flora as she snuggles up to my slippers!

Enjoy the sunshine …

Adaliza x

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