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July 18, 2015

Six Photos, Six Days, Day 3


“Harold, why are we stopping here? Are you sure this is even a pond?”

“Yes, dear, of course dear.”

“But Harold, this pond has such hard edges, and I’m pretty sure there is a human stalking us!”

“Yes, dear, of course dear.”

“Harold, are you even listening to me?”

“Yes, dear, of course dear.”

“Harold? HAROLD!!! I’m going to shove that beak right into that feathered patootie of yours if you don’t start listening to me!”

“Yes, dear….ughmumph!!”

Real story
As you may remember from last year (or click here if you don’t), we had to replace our pool when the heft of the heavy snow collapsed the wall of our old one. We certainly had our share of snow again this past winter, and it took its time melting in the spring. Sometime in March, I believe, my husband decided to loosen the cord around the cover of the pool to allow it to relieve some strain from the weight of the snow. As it melted and became more icky, he decided at the end of April to remove the cover in an attempt to keep the goo from falling into the water. I was dubious about this move since late April is not a time in New England when one wants to be concerning oneself with keeping a pool clean. His decision so I let him deal with it in his way and kept my mouth shut. As May progressed, as I had predicted to myself, the pool was looking quite a bit like a pond. These ducks made regular visits through most of the month, having a swim and hanging out by their private pond. By the end of May, my husband starting taking care of it and making it more like a pool again, and the ducks didn’t return.


  1. How fun it would be to have ducks visiting – except for the gifts they leave behind.

    Comment by Carol — July 18, 2015 @ 10:30 am | Reply

    • Luckily they weren’t terribly messy during their short stay.

      Comment by Karma — July 18, 2015 @ 1:45 pm | Reply

  2. So we have two techniques here … the nagging “Harold, Harold” and the just leaving him to it … not sure which one works better … are you ? 😉

    Comment by sybil — July 18, 2015 @ 5:56 pm | Reply

    • Oh nagging never works. One of two things is usual the answer – leave him to it or do it yourself. In the case of something I really want done, I do the latter! 😉

      Comment by Karma — July 18, 2015 @ 8:16 pm | Reply

  3. Oh I love the ducks. They must have been so happy to have a place to themselves.

    Comment by Trish Dinsmore — July 19, 2015 @ 1:57 pm | Reply

    • Craig wasn’t too happy with them, lol

      Comment by Karma — July 20, 2015 @ 7:48 am | Reply

  4. This was so much fun! Love your little dialogue between the couple. I was wondering about ducks hanging around the pool since we now have a pool. None have visited our pool, and now I have a good idea as to why. Not that I want ducks swimming in the pool. I can’t imagine the chemicals would be good for them, and their “nutrients” probably wouldn’t be good for the pool (or us).

    Comment by Robin — July 21, 2015 @ 8:18 am | Reply

  5. Lol, they are a funny little feathered couple and I could just imagine this dialogue taking place. You may remember that I had a pair of ducks who regularly mistook my pool for a pond a couple of years ago. 🙂

    Comment by Joanne — July 26, 2015 @ 5:48 pm | Reply

    • I can certainly understand the mistake these ducks made, lol

      Comment by Karma — July 26, 2015 @ 6:59 pm | Reply

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