Once a year a couple of ducks arrive in our swimming pool and take a dip. It happens just before Spring – as they begin their courtship and mating . Sometimes they will come back with their babies and take a swim – we heat our pool so it must be like a spa experience for them.
I took this photo at 5.30 in the morning yesterday – so it was still a little foggy . I don’t know how long ducks live – but since the duck couple have been coming to visit one month a year daily for about 36 years which is the length of time we have lived in our Little Farm, I have to believe that they are passing the message down to more generations, and that is why every year around the same time, members of the Duck Family, arrive.
It always makes me happy – since another beautiful season is on the way. Spring is here! And today is our 45th wedding anniversary – how did that happen? 5 years in South Africa and the rest in the glorious USA. How blessed we are to be part of this amazing country with all its riches of freedom and opportunity. We give thanks daily for all of our blessings and the prescience of the Founding Fathers who created the Constitution on which our liberty is based. As a former lawyer, I had the privilege of studying Constitutional Law – and am in awe of the benefits that it enables in a free society. Along with beauty in nature, loving family and friends and good health – ours has become a world of joy and real happiness.