Make Way for Ducklings


The timing of this blog couldn’t be better! I have many interesting travels coming up the rest of the year, so obviously there’ll be lots to post…blogs and photos. The first of these trips is next week, to Boston, for a travel and blog writing workshop offered by AWAI (of Delray Beach, Fl). 

Although I’ve visited Boston more times than I can remember, and the Boston Common is one place I love to walk through each time, I have somehow always missed seeing the sculptures in the above picture, Make Way for Ducklings* by Nancy Schön.

Looking forward this time to seeing Mrs. Mallard and her babies, before going to the Boston Taj for the Afternoon Tea, described on their website as ‘a refined, relaxed ambiance that’s just right to savor tea and convivial conversation.’ My last time of enjoying the ambience and sharing convivial conversation there, was with my son, daughter-in-law and five year old granddaughter. They introduced me to the place, being one of my son’s favorite haunts in the Boston-Cambridge area.

*The sculpture is based on the book, Make Way for Ducklings, by children’s author Robert McCloskey. It’s the story of ducklings Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack and Quack who waddle after their Mother, Mrs. Mallard, looking for a home, which ends up being in the Boston Public Garden, known by its moniker Boston Common.

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