U is for Uncontrollable

This week’s letter for Frizztext’s A-Z archive photo challenge is U.  Yesterday I was walking through Hyde Park in London and I came across this family.  I enjoyed watching them, but I had to wonder how the parents kept track of all the young ones and under control.  Then I wondered if instead of trying to control them they just hope for the best.  As you will see in the last picture, they swim in all different directions, even aiming at their siblings.

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About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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47 Responses to U is for Uncontrollable

  1. niasunset says:

    They are so lovely…. you are amazing dear TBM, Thank you, have a nice day, with my love, nia

  2. frizztext says:

    UNDER CONTROL – you are right, it is not easy, even for humans …

    • TBM says:

      During my sightseeing this week I’ve seen many families with children…I feel for the parents and admire their courage.

  3. Madhu says:

    Aww… they are so adorable!

  4. Novroz says:

    Cute ducklings!!! I like their color.

    Hahaha I think that one hates to be controlled so he needs to show that he can go his own way 😉

  5. paulaacton says:

    So cute. Reading your blog has inspired me to set myself a couple of new challenges for this year on my blog

  6. scrapydo says:

    You are right. When you sit and watch them they just suddenly will decide to change direction.

  7. fgassette says:

    Great photos and clever selection for challenge.


  8. dadirri7 says:

    great choice for the post, love the ducklings 🙂

  9. Carl V. says:

    I love ducklings…ducks in general really. Not sure why, but they are one of my favorite birds.

  10. 2e0mca says:

    Fun shots 🙂 Uncontrollable – sounds like a Cub pack to me 😉

  11. Palm Trees & Bare Feet says:

    Very nice pictures! I agree that the mother just probably hopes for the best! Controlling those chicks would probably be impossible!

    Great post!


  12. Beth Ann says:

    I think it is probably like herding cats…..pretty impossible. Minds of their own and all! 🙂 They are adorable and fuzzy and delightful!!!

  13. aFrankAngle says:

    The little guys haven’t learned to fall in line yet.

  14. buddhafulkat says:

    They’re beautiful – lovely feathers and coloring!

  15. orples says:

    Very clever choice for ‘U’. I bet Mom and Dad are tired at the end of the day keeping up with that crew. 🙂

  16. David says:

    Sort of like trying to heard cats. 🙂

  17. David says:

    “herd” not heard 🙂

  18. Jo Bryant says:

    isn’t it amazing that you can never take a bad duckling photo

  19. Robyn says:

    They are so so cute!

  20. oh god, that’s just too adorable 🙂 they look so soft, like stuffed animals. Especially love the last picture, playful chaos 🙂

  21. Fergiemoto says:

    It seems like it would be quite a challenge to keep track of many kids at the same time! They must have a way of doing it, though. Nice shot and so cute!

    • TBM says:

      Thanks…I would be a nervous wreck. When I was a day camp counselor I was constantly counting all of the kids in my group.

  22. vuitrenbanphim says:

    I love 2nd photo, so lovely

  23. zelmare says:

    They are just too sweet for words. 🙂

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