*all photography by Tia of www.christopherandtia.blogspot.com*The other day, Tia and I got our kids together for a trip to Duck Island.
Duck Island isn't technically an island, but as it is an idyllic spot, swarming with ducks and geese, Tia's name for it is very fitting. When my brother and I were little, there was a magical meadow near our preschool that we called "Flower Land." After we'd grown, we'd still drive past that meadow, remembering how much we loved Flower Land as preschoolers, even though the flowers weren't even really flowers. "Hideous Patch of Blooming Weeds Land" might have been a more appropriate nick name. But to us, it was a magical meadow, and magical meadows are called names like Flower Land. That's just the way it goes.
Such is Duck Island, the magical land where all the web-footed creatures of Abilene swim in their cerulean (... er... mucky brown) lake. You could see its magic in the eyes of the kids as they tossed their fistfuls of corn tortilla's in the air. Tia, who is an awesome photographer, captured the magic for all to see ~
And my favorite of all the photos - Gracie's graceful "Ew, is there duck poo on my shoe?" dance.
Thanks, Tia, for an awesome day! You can read more about our trip to Duck Island, with even more of Tia's gorgeous photos, at her blog www.christopherandtia.blogspot.com