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#17 Ducks in a Row

I’m joining Becky in her February Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word Odd, referencing one of these definitions: different to what is usual or expected, or strange; a number of items, with one left over as a remainder when divided by two; happening or occurring infrequently and irregularly, or occasionally; separated from a usual pair or set and therefore out of place or mismatched. Look for #SquareOdds.

While we didn’t travel as much as usual in 2021, we were fortunate to enjoy several holidays in our home state of Queensland and one short trip over the border in New South Wales. Join me this month in a retrospective look at the very odd year of 2021. 

 Pioneer Valley QLD, May 2021

As we drove through the Pioneer Valley to Eungella National Park, we came across a puzzling sight. This large group of birds, all lined up beside a large dam, stood like statues in the morning sun. There was no movement nor any sound.

We wondered if they’d heard of the expression “getting your ducks in a row”.

In the midst of all these silent, sunbathing birds one lone white egret stood head and shoulders above the rest.