Tuesday, 25 April 2017

DUCKS CROSSING

I have spent over twenty-five years criss crossing the Slieve Blooms in Co. Laois looking at what it has to offer me and taking great enjoyment from all that I have seen. The other day while driving along a country road with fields on either side we turned a corner and received a very pleasant surprise.

Ducks, thousands of them and all made of plaster. Well, we just had to stop and take photo's to share with you all. Hope that you leave this blog post feeling happy with a smile on your face.



















Oliver Delaney
The Duck Master.


Oliver's private guard lest you be tempted
to remove the ducklings.







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    1. YES indeed !
      And don't they make you smile xx

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  2. I love things like this! Brightens up the landscape and your day. A different sort of art

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  3. I love garden art - fantastic!!!
    Thanks Heron :)

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    1. Thank you for the appreciation Carol.

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  4. What a great surprise! Talk about having your ducks in a row.

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  5. Yes, I like a garden such as this very much. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

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  6. If I lived surrounded by these, I'm sure I'd have nightmares. But seeing them (and Mr. Delaney) here does make me smile.

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    1. I completely agree with you Mitchell and believe that I have better things to do with my time , however by making the viewers smile was my entire aim :-)
      Thank you for commenting.

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  7. Are you sure that's not Les Barker branching out into garden design?

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    1. Ha, ha !
      No, just an example of Irish eccentricity and gentle humour - John.

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  8. Still quite wintery here again after a few days of teasing spring weather, friend Heron ... Loved the duckies ... Can't wait to get some myself, but the pond is still frozen ... A couple of years ago I bought my ducklings too early, so I had them in the house for some weeks, which was quite a messy affair, but also quite cute as they went swimming in my bath tub and things ... LOve, cat.

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    1. You would have a very bad mess if you put Mr Delaney's plaster ducks in the bath :-)
      Thanks for the comment Cat x

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  9. I am pleased to say that this nicelooking Duckmaster is no "Quack"!!! So; Happy - check, Smiling - check! I love how people sometimes overflow in their effort to brighten up life for us by passers. Like that yarnbombing you wrote about a while ago!! Thank you, Mel and keep on making those exploration trips !!!!!

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    1. It is all about spreading the happiness you know.
      Thanks for your appreciation Solveig

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  10. It's all about having fun with your garden isn't it? Very colourful too.

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  11. I think "having fun" is what life is about ...
    Thank you for the comment.

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  12. What a delight! My sort of quirky!

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