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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Visitor

This morning as I stepped out onto the deck with my cup of lemon ginger tea and my copy of "Artful Blogging", I thought about how lucky I am to live here in the country.
Surrounded by beautiful woods with a lovely creek flowing along the edge of the property.
I felt blessed and content as I sat there sipping my tea.
I looked up for a moment and noticed a flash of white through the deck railing and this is what I saw…
A beautiful white duck just like the one I had as a pet years ago.
I don't know where he came from, but I heard he lives among some downed trees at the edge of the creek.
He seemed to be staying close to the three families of geese that have made their home here.
Probably for protection from the many predators that also share the surrounding woods and creek.
 I do hope he stays a while and takes a swim now and then in the pond.
Sushi the cat, like the white duck, was a visitor who popped in several years ago and decided to stay.
 I love my life in the country and can't imagine ever living elsewhere.
I could never trade my moccasins and the morning dew on the grass for high heels and hard pavement.
The simple pleasures of country living are my happiness.

karen ann


  1. What a beautiful post, Karen. Love those moccasins with the morning dampness. Even though snow on the forest is beautiful, too, there is no beating the look of clover on green grass first thing in the morning.

  2. You have a little slice of heaven!

  3. What a great view for morning time - much better than my computer and desk at work LOLOLOL