It’s Spring!

I said I was going to take a rest after the A-Z Challenge, but I couldn’t resist the Weekly Photo Challenge – Spring.

Spring in our home means the annual return of the ducks.  Every spring for the 20+ years we have lived in our Toronto home, mallard ducks have stopped in to feed on whatever they can find on the pool cover – an endless assortment of marinaded worms, leaves and insects.

This year they were a month late, but to our relief they finally arrived.  Earlier this week we had a male and female visiting, and this morning for breakfast we hosted 3 males.

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This spring is extra special because for the first time, we also had a Canada Goose drop in.

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Spring may be late, but we are thrilled to have it back.

About Joanne Sisco

Retired but not idle. Life is an adventure - I plan to continue to embrace it.
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37 Responses to It’s Spring!

  1. bkpyett says:

    Lovely photos and thank you for your follow,

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  3. Teddy says:

    When I lived in Ohio it was a sure sign winter was over when the geese showed up for a few days on their way south. I miss seeing them but they don’t seem to stop in this part of of the world.

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    • joannesisco says:

      Watching the sudden increase in bird traffic is one of the best parts of spring, but the ducks for us represent the tipping point from winter to summer.
      I’m sure you also have some great things in your corner of the world to herald the changing sesasons!?

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  4. Cute, we had a stray duck once find its way our urban backyard also. It adopted my husband for a couple of days 🙂

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  5. We get Canadian geese on our pond every year, but never Mallard ducks. Wildlife definitely makes spring and summer fun!

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  6. Kathe W. says:

    now isn’t this nice- love those ducks! we don’t have a pool let alone a pool cover, so we have to make do with a bird feeder or two! Cheers!

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  7. It’s late here in Chicago, too, but finally showing up, at least some of the time. I’m so ready!!

    janet

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    • joannesisco says:

      That seems to be everyone’s mantra this year! We’re still waiting for signs of spring. I’m not seeing any signs of life yet – hopefully in the next week.

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  8. M-R says:

    DUCKYWUCKIES ! – AND a goose !!! How lucky can one family be ??? I adore your description of the drowned things being “marinated’ ! 😀

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  9. Marinated worms? Having gone without lunch today I find myself hungry enough to try one! I hate to brag but we have been sleeping with the window open for almost a month now. Another month and we’ll be cursing the summer! And where do we live? Just outside of Las Vegas- where last year the summer temperature got very close to 120 degrees. In the shade!

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    • joannesisco says:

      LOL!! Surely there must be a happy medium somewhere. We’re well below seasonal temperatures. At the rate we’re going, we might get summer around August 🙂

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  10. Great and at this rate you may be able to open that pool by August!

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  11. sueslaght says:

    That’s hilarious. They have come to do spring cleaning!

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  12. That’s great news! Another blogger wrote “Spring has hit the snooze button again”. Sure is slow getting here! Glad to see your ducks, too!

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  13. Spring and Autumn are my favourite times because of all the wonderful colours xx

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    • joannesisco says:

      I agree! … however we are still quite some way before we see any spring flowers pop up. We’re at least a few weeks behind 😦

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      • Aw really?! Wow, ours have been out for quite some time now. I noticed yesterday though that the wild Garlic has just started sprouting and covering the floor in the woods-it makes me hungry walking home from school every morning when my nostrils are assailed with that 🙂 xx

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        • joannesisco says:

          We’re still in the firm clutches of cold and below seasonal temperatures. Throw in a bone-chilling wind, overcast skies and rain … that pretty well sums up the past month.
          Normally by now we should be seeing the green haze of buds sprouting on the trees. Today – still nada.

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  14. Neeraj Dubey says:

    I likes spring

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