Thursday, April 28, 2011

Duck, duck.....

I went towards the bay area the other day, away from the valley in California where I live. This is where I ended up.


There were beautiful flowers! This is Spanish Lavender. Our lavenders are not this far along yet.

Beautiful roses.....



Ponds with HUGE Koi Carp.....




Lots and lots of ducks. They were very tame and not afraid of people.



Since it's spring there were lots of mommy ducks with their babies. They are adorable.





This little fella was one of my favorites. He was not afraid of anything. He liked jumping from the rocks and exploring the pond by himself.




There were white swans....




...and black swans. So beautiful and graceful.




Water features and stautues...





... and even a guest wanting lunch.



Was this at a park? Was it a botanical garden? No, it's a shopping center in Danville, California! It's just beautiful. I wish we had something like this closer to home. But it's only an hour or so away so I want to go back.



I hope your day is as lovely as mine was.

5 comments:

Mumzie said...

Hi Jean! Well, looks like you had a great time. We had some ducks fly over heading north yesterday and buddy went bananas. I can't wait until Lavender Hollow is open this year. Yvonne

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Jean,
IT looks like a wonderful place! I would love to visit there.
Hugs,
Penny

Thimbleanna said...

Wow, what a fun place to shop. It looks like spring there Miss Jean -- it's still cold here -- I'm waiting for a warm up!

ladybug said...

Any time you want to go back, just give me a call! I just might even offer to drive! I'd love to visit that lovely spot, and also drop in to the quilt shop in town!

Daisy Cottage said...

Ahhhh.....Jean YOUR feathered friends are so beautiful too! I am glad you have them and that we can share these sweet ones with each other.

xo,
Kim