So this morning I was on my way to meet my numbah one (oldest) daughter Leilani; we’ve been planning to holoholo ka‘a to Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge ever since her birthday. One of her presents, and ultimately for her hubby as well, was a year-long pass to the refuge.
They’re both avid birdwatchers, so I knew she’d love to spend some time there, and today was the day. It was pouring rain; the skies had just opened up like crazy. I got in the car and started down the driveway and suddenly slammed on my brakes! I couldn’t believe what was in front of me!
Yes! It was a duck! And not only one duck, but two!
There’s a creek nearby, and I frequently see the pair swimming around in it; they raise their babies down there. Sometimes they’re at the bottom of the driveway, but I’ve never seen then up here!
I told you it was wet! It was a great start to the day! It was like ke Akua was saying, “It may be raining, but you just never know what I might surprise you with!”
OH! Quackers! How sweet the little blessings along the way. A visit from nature, or a little hug from ke Akua Himself. And there’s even more! Yes! If we sit quietly still long enough we may hear the song of a bee puttering around through a flower bed and perhaps the drip, drip, drip of the last remnant of a passing shower refreshing the foliage outside your window. To become ‘aware’ of our world isn’t as easy as we think it is, but ducks are a good reminder that so much more awaits us just a notice away 😀
I’ve also seen ducks in odd places this month. I was waiting for the bus by Seattle Center and saw a pair by the Chief Seattle statute.
and da colors stay pretty!!
Duck duck GOOSE! LOL Dey fun to watch yeah.