Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ducklings of Nostalgia


" When Donald Duck
 traded his wings
 for arms, 
was he trading up
 or trading down? "

Douglas Coupland 

Here They Come

" Being born
 in a duck yard
 does not matter, 
if only you are
from a swan's egg. "

Hans Christian Andersen 

One Duckling - 

" A fellow with 
the inventiveness of
 Albert Einstein 
but with the attention span 
of Daffy Duck. "

Tom Shales 

Two Ducklings!

The Fearless Five
( I thought that the moment I saw them )

Bye Bye

" Four ducks on a pond,
 A grass-bank beyond, 
A blue sky of spring, 
White clouds on the wing; 
What a little thing 
To remember for years 
To remember with tears! "

William Allingham


Chestnuts roasting
on an open fire?

The smell of 
in a classroom?

What fills
with nostalgia?

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                                  Warmly, cloudia


Tolga said...

it's a very good nostalgia,thanks.
wishing you a happy new year!

Brian Miller said...

ha. far too much these days...
there are things i def miss of the days that came before...i try to live forward though...it all comes back around anyway...smiles.

happy new year (and aloha) from va

TexWisGirl said...

sweet little guys!

autumn always makes me nostalgic and homesick.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, thrilling three!

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering where the Fearless Five's mama duck is located? Maybe they kick them out of the nest sooner in Hawaii than Kansas.
Nostalgia: Scent of plumeria blossoms dropped overnight from the trees in Hawaii; sound and freshness of the ocean waves.

TALON said...

Such cuteness, Cloudia. The fearless five - love it!

Wishing you a glorious and beautiful 2014!

21 Wits said...

I just loved this. I wish for you happiness and the best of wishes for the coming new year. I'm so excited to sail along life with you again this new year! Love and peace always, Karen

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I love the duckling pictures....so serene! May your New Year be happy, Cloudia!

Hilary said...

Awww they're the sweetest little things. And I love your golden water. Happy New Year, Cloudia.

Charles Gramlich said...

Lana and I are big fans of little duckies. So cute

Pawanna said...

It's very good nostalgia)

Happy New Year! kisses Anna from Polish:)

Merlesworld said...

When they play a old song from my childhood on the radio it brings back memories.
Happy new year.

ds said...

Well the song, for starters (yes, I remember Guy Lombardo on New Years' Eve, and all that accompanied it). Too much nostalgia, must look forward to creating some for future in 2014. Wishing you a very happy healthy and creative New Year! (love the Fearless Five, too)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Cute duckies!

The camera cannot resist them.

Adam said...

cute ducks

Elephant's Child said...

How very, very beautiful. Trading wings for arms was DEFINITELY a backwards step.
The smell of some books makes me nostalgic, and some of the dishes my mother made. (Others make me thankful to have moved on.)

magiceye said...

Beautiful images and quotes

Wish you and yours a brilliant 2014!!

magiceye said...

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Lori Skoog said...

Music brings back a lot of memories. I wish you a very healthy and Happy New Year Cloudia...you are an inspiration.

Cloudia said...

Thanks for the good wishes!

I love each of you too

Bless Us Every One

rupam sarma said...

Lovely pics, nice post.
Happy New Year 2014
Greetings from Assam, India

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Lovely water reflections!

Old photos of when I was younger fill me with nostalgia

Cloudia said...

How great to see both of you gentlemen! Happy New Year :-)

Kay said...

Although I used chalk on a chalk board, I believe they're all being replaced with white boards now. Time marches on. Love your ducklings, Cloudia.