I have often said, "Mother's Day is for the birds," so I was delighted to see today's Mutts comic strip (a copy is posted atop this entry) in my In Box. I just love Patrick McDonnell's drawings of birds, but that art medium is a talent I do not possess. Thankfully I can take photographs of them and the ones posted below are ones I've featured within this blog before, however because they are images of mother birds with their offspring, I am including them within this post in honor of today's holiday which is Mother's Day.
The following three pictures are of a female Mallard duck swimming in the Hudson River with her ducklings.
My garden is the setting for the book series, Words In Our Beak, where all the stories are told from the perspective of the female cardinal seen in these photos.
They truly make a nice gift for anyone who is a mother as well as for those who appreciate gardens and/or birds.