Monday, August 9, 2010

New additions

I was seduced by the duck sellers at the car-boot sale in Carrick yesterday, and came home with two Khaki Campbells, quacking in the boot of the car in their box.
Okay well, it was no hard sell - as soon as I looked at those ducks I wanted to bring some home...
Given how much they obviously adore water, a temporary pond is being set up in an old bath tub that was lying around. Meantime, they have been splashing in a box.
Velma Volente is obviously the ring-leader, but Gilda is close behind...

I see why people go bonkers about ducks - they are such lovely creatures - the way they waddle about, shaking their tails. And the ridiculous quacking. I thought chickens were amusing but they are nothing in comparison with the duck antics...

Other beautiful sights recently include this crane fly (daddy long legs)...

...lots of amber snails, with their spiral shells...

...Hedge Parsley...

...a bumble bee, sleeping in the bindweed...

...and a wasps nest in the bushes. Its about 10" across.