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Old 05-13-2014, 01:36 PM   #1
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Duckling Day!

In Boston, Mothers Day is also known as "Duckling Day". The Friends of the Public Garden hold an event and parade that's just adorable. Small children, babies (and a few dogs) dress up as ducklings and march, accompanied by the Harvard University Marching Band, from Boston Common to the Public Gardens. I took just a few photos of the children and blurred the faces for privacy.

First, some photos of the gardens. A perfect spring day:







A few ducklings and a dog/duckling:







I couldn't stay for the actual parade, but was glad to be there for a bit of this sweet event.
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Would you believe I never knew this? If I had known, I would've gone.

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Oh wow - that is just too cool! It's so weird to see everything in full bloom, as over here, it was in full bloom a couple of weeks ago and now it's all done for another year.
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Boston looks beautiful in the spring!!
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Oh wow - that is just too cool! It's so weird to see everything in full bloom, as over here, it was in full bloom a couple of weeks ago and now it's all done for another year.
It lasts such a short time. Today we were back down in the low 50's with a brisk breeze-- felt pretty cold!

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For a very short time, everything's in bloom!
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That looks so lovely and the weather looked beautiful too. Boston is definitly on my to do list. Sometime before 2090...
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So sweet. And thank you so much for blurring the faces. I always feel a little strange when people post pictures of strangers and private property. It's sometimes hard to respect privacy when we have the internet.
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Great pictures! So cute! The weather was absolutely gorgeous on Mother's Day!
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I like when others post things from close to home, so thought I'd join in.

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That looks so lovely and the weather looked beautiful too. Boston is definitly on my to do list. Sometime before 2090...
It was a perfect day. The first really warm day of the year. WAY before 2090 I hope!

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So sweet. And thank you so much for blurring the faces. I always feel a little strange when people post pictures of strangers and private property. It's sometimes hard to respect privacy when we have the internet.
I'm glad I figured out the very simple editing fix to do the blurring. I do feel weird taking the photos, especially when I'm using a zoom and the families have no idea they're being photographed. There were news cameras around, though, so I'm sure they all knew they might end up on TV and other media.

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Great pictures! So cute! The weather was absolutely gorgeous on Mother's Day!
Wasn't it a glorious day? I just didn't want to leave the garden.
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First, the gardens are so gorgeous! Different from mid-October, which was the time of year I was in Boston.
And I love the ducklings! I may need to plan a visit to coincide with that some day!
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First, the gardens are so gorgeous! Different from mid-October, which was the time of year I was in Boston.
And I love the ducklings! I may need to plan a visit to coincide with that some day!
The gardens are nice in the fall also, but the spring displays are just beautiful. If you do come here, I hope you'll let me know!
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Looked like a good time. I can't get over that dog with his duckling attire! Too funny! Enjoyed all the photos!
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Looked like a good time. I can't get over that dog with his duckling attire! Too funny! Enjoyed all the photos!
That little dog was NOT happy dressed as a duck! You can sort of see all around him are bits of yellow fluff that he was biting off his costume. Very cute, though, and he posed nicely for me.
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The public gardens are beautiful and so sweet to see all these kids in their duckling costumes.
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