Saturday, September 15, 2012

news from home

We woke up to some local gossip from home this morning, it's always good to read what is going on in the neighbourhood!

I am sitting in the Reading Chair in my office listening to the birds.  The sun is doing its early morning fanfare and I see two ducks fly in and land on top of the possum box.
They look like a couple on a Saturday morning searching for a rental.  There is a lot of head poking and wiggling.  Mr Duck keeps looking in the hole and Mrs Duck is sitting on the top obviously unimpressed.  Waddling by, Mrs Scrub Turkey discreetly looks up like the neighbour who doesn't want to appear nosey, yet burning with curiosity.  Who do they think they are?  Ducks moving into the area.  What next?
Mrs Duck is sure there is something more their style over by the gully..  Mr Duck is convinced.  Nope, luv this is the one. You got your tank. You got your shed.  So they stay.  Mrs Duck perched on top, looking out for a better option.  Mr Duck sitting in front of the hole convinced this is the place to raise their little ducklings.  
Two problems he may not have considered.  One: Mrs Possum still has a current lease. Two: They don't fit.  The hole is too small.
Well, that's it. Mr Duck has flown away.  Back to the car.  Not good enough, hey?  Mrs Duck still stands on top of the box in silent resignation.  This is going to be a long day.
Love you both
Mummoo xx

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love this! I see where some of the creativity comes from lovely Laura! ~Jess xx