Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Puddle-ducks


Perhaps a gathering of ducks like this ought to be called 'a puddle', after Beatrix Potter's famous Jemima Puddle-Duck. They certainly looked like one, pooling around the feet of this man and his child, who had a bag of food for them.  The bridge is the one that gives Hebden Bridge its name; a 500 year old packhorse bridge over Hebden Water, which flows down to join with the River Calder in the centre of the town.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny - puddling ducks is probably very appropriate at the moment ... love that thought. I saw a packhorse bridge down in the west country .. and sort of took note of the name them ... the one I saw was held together with coping staples ... such ancient bridges ... I'm glad Hebden survived. Cheers Hilary

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  2. That looks fun!...until you run out of food! haha.

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  3. You can have "a paddling of ducks" if they're on the water. I have no idea what ducks are called when they're on land.

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  4. I had to zoom in to see the child...that's one big "puddle"!

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  5. I love the ducks -- and the background could be a fairy tale.

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  6. I believe the correct term for a swarm of ducks on land is a landlubbery.

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