Two Out of Three—#1LinerWeds

In mid-December, we had a little over 6″(15cm) of snow. Since then, we’ve had inches upon inches of snow. Very little snow remains, and only in places where plows had pushed large piles of snow to clear a road or path. One such place is in the park I walk through. As the snow has been whittled away by the rain, odd bits of snow remain.

If you’ve been here before, you know I like to find meaning in random shapes. This is one of the last remaining piles of snow.


If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it just may be a duck.

OK, technically, there’s only one out of three, but I had to use the photo. Besides, I don’t know how it got there, and it may just be shy around strangers.

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  1. Hi Dan – the quack looks happy as he melts away – while I love the puddle photos – impressive. Young squirrel looks warm and cosy in the sun – but peanuts would go well … cheers and Happy New Year – Hilary

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  2. Love the peekaboo squirrel.
    We’ve had one single snowfall this winter. One. In Maine! And that was only an inch and a half that melted the very next day. I’ve got green grass and daylilies popping up. It’s nuts.

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  3. Love the snow duck. Shame he will melt. Great puddle reflection. The early morning skies, and especially the sun looking like it’s perched on the two trees are awesome.

    In your spare time you should fashion a pair of sunglasses for that poor squirrel who is blinded by the sun!

    The V formation… it possible that are feathered friends also celebrate on New Years Eve? 🥴

    That’s a unique shot of Old Glory but a poignant reminder of why she’s still at half staff.


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    • The duck is gone, Ginger.

      That squirrel would like an awning over the entrance to its house. Something to keep the rain out and the sun. Maybe a shelf for peanut deliveries.

      The geese got into the grain? Perhaps. They’re flying north, too. Maybe they know something we don’t. Good luck to Pam.

      The flag is sad, but with good reason.


  4. LOL!! I see the duck too! How fun is that. We’ve ended and started the year with a whopping 15 inches of snow here. The old timers say it’s been decades since we’ve had that much snow.
    We’ve been shoveling a lot! It’s beautiful though. We’re in for another storm beginning today, but it’s supposed be bringing a lot less snow down here in the valley.

    Great puddle reflections!

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    • That’s quite a start. We haven’t seen that much in a long time. We seem to get 3-5″ at a clip. I hope the next storm is kind to your back. I’m glad you see the duck, too, and I’m glad you like the reflections.

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  5. Thankfully, we haven’t had enough snow to get residual blobs yet. I will start looking at them differently after seeing this post, LOL.

    Love the duck. Although I kind of thought it looked like a beakless chicken!

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  6. A snow duck! Lots of great photos, Dan. My favorites are the tree with the sun coming through and grass behind and tree reflected in the puddle (and not just because I like trees.)


  7. You’ve had lots of snow, we had entire day of rain a few days ago!! Ours might be more appreciated, though. :) I enjoy interesting or unusual or just plain weird shapes and I could definitely see a duck. Off to finish my Thursday Doors post now. :-)


  8. Of course it’s a duck 😀! Dan your photo gallery is always wonderful, especially sunrises and sunsets, the American flag, barns, trains (it’s a long list)….just wanted to say thank you.


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