Mallard Munchkins. #Wordless Wednesday #Darling Ducklings

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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43 Responses to Mallard Munchkins. #Wordless Wednesday #Darling Ducklings

  1. ruthsoaper says:

    They are so precious. You got some great photos.

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  2. Such adorable, cute, darling, precious, delightful, sweet little cuddle puffs! Wonderful pictures, Linda! They seem so curious and friendly, ready to explore the world.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Barbara – I agree with each word you used to describe these cuties. They were so fun to watch and I took way too many pictures, most which looked the same when I saw them on the screen. 🙂 The header image of the three of them standing like statues reminded me of telling kids to stand still for a photo, then a second after the photo is taken, the kids either erupt into giggles or scatter as fast as they are able to.

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    Little balls of floating fluff! I can almost hear them quacking as I sit here.

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  4. CUTENESS overload! What a happy post to view, thanks for sharing!!

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  5. Laurie says:

    So cute! You got some great photos, Linda.

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  6. Joni says:

    Too cute for words!

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  7. Rebecca says:

    Nice set of duckling photos, Linda! They look like they really enjoy being together.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Rebecca – I came home with so many photo and I admit many of them looked alike, but boy were they cute. They never strayed far from their Mama or each other.
      (I apologize because I went to do SPAM comments just now and your comment was in Trash! I must have done that accidentally when in the comments section – first time I’ve done that.]

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  8. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………………thank you for capturing these darling ducklings………………………yes they awaken the soft heart that you have!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Ann Marie – Thank you. I wish you could have seen them, so lively and paddling and splashing in the water, then suddenly they got out and walked over to their Mama and brothers and sisters. I will be having another story to write about ducklings which will really capture your heart.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I could have watched them all day Kate – like you said the other day for Monday’s post, look at them – carefree and having fun. They were like kids and it doesn’t hurt that they are cute to boot.

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  9. These ducklings are even cuter than I had imagined! Great photos, Linda!

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  10. Prior... says:

    The ducks are so cute and the color really pops in each photo – but the water also caught my attention today, Linda – the ripples add such an artsy vibe to the series – and had a refreshing summer feel

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Hi Yvette – they sure were cute bobbing along and I mentioned that day how the fountain droplets were listing and the flag was flapping but neglected to mention the ripples in the water. Here were these little ducklings bobbing along in the wavy water without missing a beat. Glad you liked the post.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Some years I don’t see ducklings at all and this year I was blessed – they were all over the place, including Thursday morning, with two above ground with their Mom and five swimming in the sewer, as you will see when you catch up in Reader (an impossible task sometimes as I well know).

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      • Prior... says:

        well I look forward to catching up on your blog – especially ow that you mentioned what is waiting – and Linda – I never try to get caught up on the reader anymore – partly because most fo the time the blogs that I want to visit are usually not in the immediate scroll and I end up seeng the same handful of bloggers –
        so I have a more haphazard way of visiting blogs – or just winging it approach – and so I visit someone when I think of them – or when I want to – if that makes sense ?

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Soon I may have to go that winging it route too Yvette. There are weeknights that I sometimes just end up going to Reader and going back to the Comments area the next night. Or picking one blogger and catching up that way, rather than going thru Reader and seeing just how far behind I am. But that system backfired for me recently, when Esther wrote me back when she caught up with comments and WordPress wiped comments older than two days out of my “Comments/Notifications” queue. I apologized to her and had to catch up by each post and reviewing comments. You and I do put a lot of thought into our comments and I suspect that contributes to our being woefully behind as well.

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      • Prior... says:

        well I would not say I am “woefully behind”. hahah – I call it finding breathing room – if that makes sense. like are we expected to read all posts from bloggers we follow – and would they even want us to? I don’t think so – but I do think not replying to comments is rude and I have missed some over the years –
        and that is nice of you to care about losing your comments (well of course we care right?)
        and I hope Esther understands – I am sure she does.

        anyhow, speaking of feeling behind or “not” feeling behind – I realized that I am pulling back from blogging because even with posting more – there is only so much mental presence I can offer – and Clive said it best – blogging every day makes him feel “blogged out” –

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I got here late tonight and my internet keeps going out, sporadically and for no more than a minute, but I lose my connection at work when it happens and have to log into work again. As for here, it’s been shaky all night, so it’s not helping me to play catch-up. You are right about not reading everything … it just has become impossible and I vowed I was not going to follow anyone else for the time being. Saturday would count for my usual Monday post. I did do a short post, mostly pictures, for tomorrow about the Olympics. I was going to wait until Friday, but weekends, I am trying not to spend as much time in front of the computer and, although I didn’t watch TV for over a decade, because I have an Amazon Prime membership, I have been watching Mad Men on Friday nights. I worked at an ad agency in the Creative Department so am enjoying it. So I check in here, reply to a few comments and take a whole evening time out. I’m trying to limit my time here more, as well as social media and you are right about feeling “blogged out” sometimes. All the sitting is not good – this past weekend I logged a lot more time here due to the duckling post as I wanted to be current with it. I sent a message to Jae and her daughter with that post … the daughter responded today and said the Mama duck never returned, so no reunion. She is going to look into a duck sanctuary so other ducks will raise this duckling as their own.

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  11. Prior... says:

    Hi – it is me again – and just wanted to say that I now know what you mean by saying that I was behind a bit – I just found those comments that I did not reply to yet from y blog – oh whew – thanks for the patience with my replies = you rock and I enjoyed your feedback and really appreciate the time you took to peruse my posts so far for Tree squares (even tho I am slowly losing steam)

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I am losing steam with this day … I don’t know how you have done a whole month (well almost a month) which is a lot of posts.
      I am losing steam for staying up … it was very hot and humid this morning and I went grocery shopping. Lugging things in/out. I refuse to think it is an “old thing” but blame it on the weather.

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  12. Wonderful pictures!! You can see their fuzziness and crazy hairs. It would be so nice to scoop them up and give them a snuggle. I have to remember that these are live goslings and not stuffed animals.
    The color and texture contrast in the last picture is great! You can see the goslings better and they probably knew they were getting their pictures taken. The little one even used a rock prop to show off their cuteness.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Esther … I got as close as I could as it was windy that day and the grassy slope does not bode well for standing still especially when it was very windy. They were so darn cute and hard to resist scooping one up and taking it home. 🙂 Yes, that last one seemed to pose didn’t it? The header image, the “Three Musketeers” looked so solemn and maybe they posed too. Tomorrow I have a funny post … not my usual posting schedule, as this year I limited my posts to Monday (long post) and Wednesday (Wordless Wednesday) … I was collecting goose pics and put them to good use. I was going to just save them for a Wordless Wednesday, but thought I’d spread a few smiles. Stay safe Esther … I never dropped the mask wearing … too worried about the Delta variant, despite having both COVID shots. Sigh.

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      • I showed Ellis the duckling photos and she said the one on the rock was her and the one swimming away was Elliot. She also come up with dialogue depending on what they’re doing.
        I like your blogging post style with one long and one short. But of course it’s awesome to break your own rules and post what and when you want!
        Delta variant is another scary thing going around. I’ve heard it’s more easily spread than covid. eeek. California is back to wearing masks indoors. No big deal wearing the mask. Love your vigilance!!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I’m glad Ellis and Elliot identified with those sweet ducklings. 🙂 I decided to do the follow-up story with the last duckling that was found after Mama sped off. It has a good ending and no more orphan now – she has more brothers and sisters than one could imagine! I heard that too about your mask mandate and they should do that in Michigan too as the COVID cases due to the Delta variant are mounting every day. I agree with you Esther – a mask is such an easy thing, because the risk is too great.

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  13. Don’t you just love their faces? They are just adorable!!!

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