Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ducks and Music


I'm feeling ducky! My ear feels much better and I got outside a bit. Yesterday was really warm and would have been a perfect day for an outing but I'd planned to paint with my sis in law. We happily finished our second paintings. Today turned out to be colder and windier so I was less pleased to be going outside with a sore ear but did venture out and got a few shots. I should have gone to town but really didn't feel up to that much activity. I have business to take care of but it can wait.


I raised ducks for years and when I went outside my back door, the ducks in the pond stayed. If I called them they came up to get fed and go to bed. Now I have wild ducks and they take off as soon as I go outside. I can't get many decent shots. It is easier when, at least, they walk onto the ice for an easier take-off. I have a quite a few of these. My daughter would like to raise ducks sometime too as she remembers it so fondly from when she was a kid.

I love the music that's out there. I know I've said that before but again have to say how much I appreciate all the music I listen to every day. The internet, and especially Youtube, is such a great way to listen to whatever music you want. Whatever your fantasy playlist you can probably find it. I listen to new music every day most of the day when I'm online.

When I'm posting I usually pick songs out of the files of music I already have and play them while I'm writing and flip through them and play and replay. I have all these favorites, too many, and collect versions of those songs and I have favorite performers. I'm a huge Van Morrison fan but have been asked not to play his music here so don't but he's still in my top three list. I love to listen to the great writers and the great performers. If my computer breaks, I have hundreds of cd's, cassette tapes and albums and the machinery to run it all on. A passion to say the least.

Here's I Still Miss Someone with Nanci Griffith and Rodney Crowell dedicated to my daughter and Ruthie Foster with Joy On the Other Side with wishes for my ear troubles to be over tomorrow. To the Music!!!!!!

My computer is really, really slow today.

12 comments:

Ocean said...

I do love the little duckies, and I think Baxter would really get along with them! I still won't eat duck.

Cuidado said...

No, and I doubt you ever will. LOL Do you really think the dog would get along with them. Shirley's dog wouldn't have.

Ralph said...

Interesting you raised ducks. Were they pets?

That Ruthie Foster song is great!

Cuidado said...

I raised them for fun but had to cull at the end of each year as they raised babies every year. I sold them to a butcher shop and kept a few for the freezer but the kids wouldn't eat their pets. See comment above.

Ralph said...

Thanks for answering the question beneath my question. Diplomacy can work wonders!

Cuidado said...

I usually try to answer comments, Ralph.

Ralph said...

Of course you do, sweetheart. I guess I wasn't clear--I was making a joke. I had been curious to know if you "harvested" the ducks for your own consumption, but I hesitated to just ask "did you eat 'em?" So I didn't. But you answered that unasked question anyway.

Cuidado said...

Ralph, one night at dinner, Ocean said, "That's the best chicken you ever made, Mom". I said, "That's not chicken, Sweetheart, that's duck". She said, Is it Daisy Duck? Enough said all around!

Ralph said...

LOL!

Cuidado said...

LOL

Dan said...

My kids still find it hard to believe that, at some point in my life, I've eaten Daffy, Thumper, Bambi and Bullwinkle! ;-)

Cuidado said...

That's too funny, Dan. My grandfather raised rabbits and I wouldn't eat them but I must say I go home every year drooling for Bambi and Bullwinkle. My dad got a Bullwinkle this year (his last one, he says) and I happily enjoyed a meal of it.