Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Trip to Duck Island

*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

Enjoy!

xoxo,

11 comments:

Christopher And Tia said...

YAYYY! Duck Island!!

Much More Than Mommy said...

Love the 'magic' and of course the poo! :-D

AlyGatr said...

I'm proud you let yourself get in a picture or two! If we ever make it out that way, we will have to visit Duck Island with you. Merrick will be in heaven. He'll spend the whole day sitting there quacking at the ducks :)

ElegantSnobbery said...

Haha, Alyssa, I didn't know I was in Tia's photos. I don't mind being in photos... I just don't tend to share any photos I'm in. But Tia is too good at capturing moments not to post these!

ElegantSnobbery said...

Thanks, Vanessa! :)

Kelly said...

I love the candid shots. Kids just love, love, love simple hugs with nature like this.

ElegantSnobbery said...

Simple hugs with nature... I love that, Kelly! and yes, they DO love it! :D You just can't beat going out into nature when it comes to adventures with kids!

Tina Laurel Lee said...

I love your description of flower land! That is such a nostalgic thing, kid perception verses adult perception!

Ann Marie Wraight said...

Beautiful images on the eye!

LOVELY!

I just realised you are THAT Marisa and became a follower....DUH! Some of us BRITS came out of the caves MUCH later than others!!!

Melissa said...

I especially love the little sparkles edited into the photos - I almost didn't catch them before. LOL!

What a fun time!

Oh Mandie! said...

That looks like it was such a fun day trip! And the kiddos looked like they definatly have a great time!

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