Make Way for Ducklings

Make Way for Ducklings is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey. The book tells the story of a pair of mallard ducks who decide to raise their family in the lagoon of Boston’s Public Garden. The photographs with this post are of wood ducks, not mallards, and the park is Saint Louis’ Forest Park, not the Boston Public Garden. I’m sure though that Mrs. Wood Duck named her seven ducklings, the same names that Mrs. Mallard had in the book, Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Pack, and Quack, because that is what all ducks do, don’t you know. Anne and I bicycled in the Park, after work, on Monday. After the weekend’s cold, grey and wet weather, Monday evening was beautiful. Continuing with Anne’s theme of riding everyday this month, she rode 16 miles (me too), for 16 out of 16 (not me), on the 16th.