Duck inspired plan for 2019

It was a frosty start this morning in our Lancashire garden with wildlife tumbling in from the fields for their breakfast as usual. I nipped out in my dressing gown and wellies to take a few photos of these wild ducks. They pop in every morning for a light snack of corn followed by the all you can eat buffet in the borders consisting mainly of fat black slugs and juicy pale snails.

Do ducks have a plan for 2019? I wondered as I took the pictures. I doubt that!  These ducks just seem to be enjoying their lives to the full. So this year I’ve decided to take a leaf out of their book.

I’ve decided to have more fun every day this year. If it’s not enjoyable then I’m just not doing it! I’ll be flexing my delegation muscles so I can spend more time doing what I love. We’ll see how that goes as the year unfolds.

You can learn a lot from wild creatures and the natural world I find. So I’ve decided it’s time to really look at what’s going on around me, to observe nature and all the beautiful details through the seasons.

Like the ducks I’ll be rooting through the borders too, but I’ll be having a good clear out and sowing seeds. You may be relieved to know that for my mid-morning snack I’ll be having cake instead of slugs though.

I’m joining Tina at mygardenersays for Wildlife Wednesday (first Wednesday of the month)

What inspired your plans for 2019?

15 thoughts on “Duck inspired plan for 2019

  1. So nice, Gillian and I think it’s a lovely idea: living life to its fullest and sharing it with others. I agree, cake is a much better choice than slugs. (Eye of the beholder and all that stuff. 🙂 )

    1. Thanks Tina. Good to hear from you and read your beautiful blog. I’ve really missed not sharing what I’ve been up to and more to the point reading other blogs in 2018. Good to get back to blogging and Instagram today after almost 7 months loafing about.

  2. I’m with you! I don’t take as much time as I would like to stop and smell the roses! Or watch the ducks! Nature is a holiday itself! Can’t wait to see your beautiful garden posts again this year!

    1. Thanks Cady, I agree… completely love nature. Getting back into photography and planning to post a bit more in 2019. Looking forward to catching up with all your adventures too.

    1. Never mind Tony… there’s time yet! Often spontaneous things work out much better than carefully planned events I find.

  3. Gillian, it’s wonderful that you have these wild ducks and you feed them every morning with corn. You are right: we must enjoy our gardens more and focus more on our flowers and wildlife. I wish you the best for the new year. Greetings from Margarita.

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