An old family friend brought home a couple of ducks to paddle around in the turtle pond in his yard this summer.
One of the ducks decided the yard next door (where a famous chicken used to live) was a more interesting place to hang out.
It liked to nibble on lilies of the valley.
My brother said that the duck mostly ate, slept and pooped. He didn't think it was nearly as much fun to have around as a chicken.
It did do the occasional graceful arabesque, though.
I thought these grapes looked absolutely luscious.
There may have been a shortage of grapes this year, but the few I've seen are certainly beautiful.