Monday, December 3, 2012

Romeo



"Searching for a love that's true,
My heart is painted shades of blue."


I couldn't help but admire this handsome young man
as he circled the water in search of a companion.
Who could resist that come hither look in his eye...


In general I choose to take pictures within walking distance from my house.
I like to believe you can find beauty and inspiration in nature right
outside your front door :)

Today I went out a little further.
These are photos of a man-made park situated not too far from my house,
in the center of streets and streets of suburbia.
It is such a treat!  


Light snowfalls have come and gone
but it now remains cold enough to freeze the surface of the water along the shore.


I'm not sure if this is the same Romeo-looking-for-love from my first picture
but I like to imagine it is
and he has finally found his true love.
Hopefully she will convince him it is time to fly off to a warmer place.


32 comments:

  1. Wonderful photo's Rosemary.....i like this.

    Greetings, Joop

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  2. Great pictures of wild ducks are well photographed.
    A nice week, Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma, we are lucky to have a park nearby :) with a water feature that attracts these wonderful birds.

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  3. A beautiful oasis of peace and calm in the middle of suburbia.

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    1. That's exactly the effect if has on me Rosemary!

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  4. Rosemary!
    Your photos are beautiful, romantic images.
    I send greetings
    Lucia

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  5. Hello Rosemary,
    Wonderful nature shots!! A great view over the blue water. That must be a great place for a walk.
    Funny shots of the ducks with funny words.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Hello Marco, it is a magical place and we are very lucky that the city invested the time and money to create it :)

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  6. Piękne jesienne widoki i śliczne kaczki. Pozdrawiam.
    Beautiful autumn views and beautiful ducks. Yours.

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  7. These are lovely. I agree that it is possible to find beauty in nature right outside one's door. Have a lovely week.

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    1. Nature has a way of calling us no matter where we are :) we only need to step outside.

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  8. Congratulations on your fine seductive outing, Rosemary.

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    1. The colours are so soft and similar in tone right now, everywhere I look I see a painting :)

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  9. Aw, sweet little romance! Romeo is a handsome fellow.

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    1. I thought he looked handsome too Linda, always makes me feel sorry to see them swimming in such frigid water, but they don't seem to mind :)

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  10. What a cool park! I do hope that Romeo's true love will encourage him to fly south; it's eggsactly what he needs. If they stay too long, some fowl language is sure to be heard. Thanks for reminding us to find nature's beauty close to home!

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    1. Very funny, I love your play on words! I went back to the park this week and there wasn't a duck in sight. I believe they finally decided to head on out :)

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  11. "Romeo, oh Romeo..where are thee oh Romeo?"
    Is that duck the romeo here? :D
    Love your shot of the lake so much!
    I can lose myself just looking at it..
    Now I know why 'he' is the romeo.

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    1. Hello Ash, he just looked so regal and romantic, I instantly thought of Shakespeare! This lake is really wonderful, and I do lose myself, my thoughts drift, as I walk along :)

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  12. No Rosemary, it's not the same Romeo because the first one has 483 black feathers and the second one 485. That's the difference (hahaha...)
    By the way.....beautiful pictures!

    Have a lovely week.

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    1. Thank you Willy, I knew I could count on an expert to find the difference in the ducks! You are so funny :) Hope you have a lovely week as well.

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  13. Hello Rosemary
    that one of his few beautiful pictures of the ducks, but also of the water with the reeds around it. Really enjoy.
    Greetings, Helma

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    1. Hello Helma, nice to meet you :) We are very lucky to have this park so close to our homes. Thanks for your visit!

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  14. Lovely phots Rosemary, and I am sure that Romeo has now found his true love. So often we seek beauty in things far away or unfamiliar, when the most stunning is very often under our nose. Thank you, and a lovely place.

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    1. Hi Gary, I went back this week to find that Romeo and all the other ducks have left the park for the winter :) I agree with you, it's important to appreciate everything we have and nature is full of magic and mystery no matter where you are.

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  15. Rosemary, I hope Rome has found his Juliet in the cold lake. Your photos show the coming winter, I can feel the air of last autumn days.
    I have something for you here:
    http://northern-garden.blogspot.ru/2012/12/scent-of-christmas.html

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    1. Romeo found his true love and left for warmer places this week, so this story has a very happy ending :)

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  16. I agree with you. You never have to go far. Mallards are such a welcome sight again here in Tucson. Lots of Romeos all over:)

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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