Friday, January 15, 2010

A Duck Pond In Connecticut


A duck pond at Olde Mistic Village in Mystic, Connecticut, is filled with the feathered creatures.

Walking along the sidewalks in the quaint Early American village setting, the sight of the ducks in the pond draws the attention of visitors. On an icy, cold day, the dozens of ducks, some with shiny green heads, seem oblivious to the chilly temps as they splash in the water. With all the noise, wing flapping, and splashing, they sound like a group of kids at the swimming hole.






Some of the ducks come out of the pond and waddle on the sidewalk with passersby brave enough to stay out in the cold, instead of ducking into stores (pardon the pun). Oblivious to the humans, the ducks stride up and down the sidewalk as if they own it.

A big fellow lifts up his head and makes noises like a fog horn, showing rows of tiny teeth to a curious visitor. He makes me laugh but I wouldn't want him to nibble at my ankle.

There are so many kinds of creatures on this earth that it boggles the mind. Ducks are among the most curious. Some in the pond are quite attractive while others would never win a beauty contest.
















A white bird flies down and perches on a railing, making a perfect photo opportunity.

The Village has more than 60 shops so shopaholics can have a hay day. There's a Victorian Gazebo, benches for resting, and easily accessible sidewalks throughout. It's definitely worth a second visit, especially in the spring when the weather warms up. People on the east coast can make the trip just to visit the ducks!

11 comments:

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Great Pictures. It looked like a wonderful place to visit.

Blessings on the cold Friday!

Robin

diane stetson said...

Hi Susan
We have tons of ducks at our man made lake here in the town where I live. Yesterday at the beach Stephanie and I saw many Pelicans with their huge beaks..it was fun!

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Robin: It is, indeed, a great place to visit. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Please come again! Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Diane! You are a very faithful commenter. Thanks so much for your visits! Sincerely, Susan

Robyn Campbell said...

Hey Susan, love the pics. I want ducks on our farm here in NC.. I almost have the hubby convinced. Almost.

Thanks for sharing them. I bet all those ducks ARE noisy.

I like the shops. We have quaint shops close to us in Lake Lure. I love window shopping.

Leann said...

Hi Susan

Just realized that after my many months are reading your blog thru google reader that I haven't become a follower. It's been rectified! I'm a follower!

Happy New Year!
Leann

Carolyn said...

Great photos! I am still working on my bird shots.
Thank you for your kind words on my blog.
Enjoy your weekend,
Carolyn

Susan Wicker said...

Dear Robyn.... Oh, I hope you get your ducks on the farm! That would be awesome. By the way, if you click on the picture of the big guy, you'll see the rows of tiny teeth! Ha! Key-ute. Thanks so much for your comment and visit. Please come again! Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Leann...Oh, THANK YOU for following, Leann. That makes me SO HAPPY. I will be totally delighted to have you visit as often as you can. And thanks for your comment, too. Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hello Carolyn....Thank you for visiting and commenting, too. I will always be delighted to have you stop by. And, of course, I will continue to visit your blog for one reason. I LOVE it!!!!! Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Dear Robyn....Oh oh! Meant to say thanks so much for following the blog, too. I LOVE my followers! Welcome, welcome, welcome! Sincerely, Susan

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