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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

watery wednesday: Lovely weather for ducks




http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com/
The rain came down the whole day. In my adult ESOl class, we had a question," Who likes driving in the rain?"

I arrived in school, and guess who visited us? A drake and a duck. It reminded me of this song.( You can see the puddles in the photos)

***I added this because some of you have asked if the ducks were crossing the road.***
These ducks HAD cross the road at some stage. They were inside my school compound. When I took the photos, the kids were inside the ir class rooms. As it was raining, I didn't hang around to see the kids' reaction, and the ducks' reaction.

I am pretty sure the kids were happy to share their lunches, but the ducks would be overwhelmed.

My school is about 3 kilometers from Western Springs park. This couple must have left to get some privacy only to meet 660 children. LOL



http://ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.com/2009/03/ugly-ducklings-became-beautiful-swans.html

Rosemary Clooney - Lovely Weather For Ducks

When the good life seems to have missed us,
And there's no kick thinking of Christmas
Just keep your chin up, brush your troubles away.
There is always some cheer in every shower;
Think of the good it does a flower!
So let's find the bright side
To every stormy day.

When it's pouring rain and people complain
And things aren't worth a shucks,
Don't you yell, just say, "Well--
Lovely weather for ducks!"

When it's freezing snow, about zero or so
And the icy sidewalk glares,
Don't get cold feet, just repeat:
"Lovely weather for bears!"

Though all your cares seem double,
There's good in every bad.
So sneer at old man Trouble,
And he'll go away mad.

When your shoelace breaks and your toothache aches and you need a few more bucks,
Don't you pout. Just sing out:
"Heavenly weather for, what could be better for, lovely weather for ducks!"

Though all your cares seem double,
There's good in every bad.
So sneer at old man Trouble,
And he'll go away mad.

When your shoelace breaks and your toothache aches and the ballgame costs two bucks,
Don't you yell. Just say, "Well--
Heavenly weather for, what could be better for, lovely weather for ducks!

"Heavenly weather for, what could be better for, lovely weather for ducks!"

And this funny video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8yx4k4tzqE&feature=related

20 comments:

Luna Miranda said...

haha! are those ducks crossing the street? yes, ducks are happier in the rain.:p

rainfield61 said...

Peaple who sell umbrellas and rain coats like rain, though they are not ducks.

Kass said...

What a great song!
Are those ducks trying to cross the road?

Titania said...

Hi Ann, yes this is a enchanting sight. Mine climbs up a Jacaranda tree.At flowering time it is full of huge buds and flowers. The flowers close very early in the morning so one has to be up early to see them.
I have different kinds with different growing conditions and habits.
Thanks Ann for letting me know.

Diane AZ said...

Lovely Weather for Ducks is a cute song, goes well with your ducks in puddles pictures. The video was fascinating, loved the graphics!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

We have ducks that visit our yard each year.

Ann said...

These ducks HAD cross the road at some stage. They were inside my school compound. When I took the photos, the kids were inside the ir class rooms. As it was raining, I didn't hang around to see the kids' reaction, and the ducks' reaction.

I am pretty sure the kids were happy to share their lunches, but the ducks would be overwhelmed.

My school is about 3 kilometers from Western Springs park. This couple must have left to get some privacy only to meet 660 children. LOL

http://ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.com/2009/03/ugly-ducklings-became-beautiful-swans.html

Jossie said...

Adorable pictures. Ducks tend to take a walk sometimes. Lately I saw a mother duck crossing a busy road with a row of ducklings following her. Fortunately all the cars stopped.

佳皓佳皓 said...

人並不是生來要吃敗仗的。人可被毀滅,但不可被擊倒。.................................................................

silent moments said...

Great blog!
I always found ducks to be humorous for some reason...maybe their self assured attitude and the waddling gait :))

Jan n Jer said...

Cute photos and cute song!

Siromade said...

Like the song, great photo of the ducks they must love the rain.

Lyndsey said...

Ha! you captured it right. I like how all the bikes in the background are all crowded under cover and the duck are out strolling around....enjoying the weather.

JOE TODD said...

A very "Ducky" post always enjoy your photos and commentary

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Ann, I always liked Rosemary Clooney... Love the words to that song.... Please get your kids to huff and puff and send some of that RAIN up this way. We need it!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny said...

I couldn't believe that picture at first, because it does look like the ducks are swimming on the street! Yes, a huge puddle! Did you write the poem, it is very good! I love this video!! It is so colorful and psychedelic looking, like the Beatles Yellow Submarine video was, only quite a bit better.

eileeninmd said...

It does look like they are just standing in the street. Great photos and post, love the song.

Mildred said...

What a cute post and rainy duck photos!

Pearl Maple said...

too funny post about lovely weather for ducks complete with sweet photos

Carver said...

Great post for both themes. Such fun to see the ducks ambling along in the road. I hope they are careful.