Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy as ducks in a storm!

© 2009 Joshua Stark

California is currently being hit with the leftovers from a tropical storm from East Asia. As of this writing, I've heard that our old home in the Santa Cruz mountains has received one foot of rain in less than 24 hours. We've had a few inches, plus some winds gusting over 50 mph.

This is my ducks' first storm, and I was worried (yeah, now I know). I storm-proofed their house as best I could, and this morning, about 7, I expected to see three wet, miserable, and maybe sickly ducks.

What I found were three wet, active, excited ducks anxiously wanting to be set free into the wonderful weather! They were home at last!

Over the course of the day, I watched them, and never saw them leave the weather. They swam, they preened and washed and oiled, but mostly they ate worm after worm after worm, and when they were done with that, they picked other bugs hiding out from the weather under the wood on the fence. They are in duck heaven.


Rebecca said...

So sweet! Will you please give my ducknieces names? They're too cute not to let me call them by proper Christian names : )

Josh said...

You know, I tried, but when I approached them with ideas, they all insisted on taking the black muslim name of x, I think out of teen rebelliousness. So, we both backed down.