Dedicated to dear Marina from Art Towards a Happy Day.
I know it must be difficult with the fire raging so close to home, Athens.
I thought perhaps some beautiful ducks would brighten your day, my friend.
Thinking of you and yours!
Pics taken by Resa – July 28 & August 6, 2021
Also thinking of all who are in the paths of the raging fires!
The pics of this mural were difficult and somewhat dangerous to take. They are in an underpass, with lots of cars going through. Of course I’ve learned to take shots when cars are going past.
I shot from both sides. This side was far away. The other side was like the front row in a movie theatre. Still, lots of art in here. I hopped into the bike lane every now and again.
91 thoughts on “Darling Ducks”
Fabulous, Resa. Your message of comfort is terrific too.
Thank you, John! I appreciate your comment. I found these ducks enchanting, a welcome respite from all of the insanity. We have many blog pals in harms way. Athens… a great city in such peril, is very sobering.
So true. 😁
These are super adorable darling ducks. I believe they are exactly what Marina needs to brighten her day.
Thank you, Tim! I hope it does brighten her day!
…. and I thought I was living in a hell!
You’ve been living in hell. She’s in more of a literal hell.
Yes, she is. I sure hope that fire goes out soon… like tonight!
We’ve been inside all day because there is a lot of smoke in the air from forest fires. The fires are hundreds of miles away, but we still get a lot of smoke. We put up another sack of green chiles this afternoon.
You’re going to have a lot of chilies. Are the green ones hot?
Yeah, we’ve gotten smoke from fires up north, depends on the wind.
They call it an air advisory.
The green chiles are are medium hot, but they will have really hot bites from time to time. We get advisories, also, But like David asked why do they issue advisories when it’s obvious there is a lot of smoke in the air?
I like the sentiment ~ George
Thank you, George! x
What beautiful ducks! And a big hug for Marina. ❤
Thank you ,dear Martha! ❤
Wonderful and what equally wonderful sentiment. Big hugs to Marina x
AGM Shey! Big hearts to you! xoxoxoxoxo
you some some heart my lady. the best kind xxxxxxxxx
Nicely done. Thanks for finding and sharing. Keith
This mural quacks me up, Keith!! 😀 😀
Excellent choice supporting our dear friend. Clink.
Agree! Clink 🍷, Clink 🍷!
Ducks adore you, especially the black drakes. 😀
Well, I know of 1 certain Black Drake that I adore! 😀
All the others are totally green in the head of envy. 😀
Hmm… They must be Mallards! 😉 xoxo
😀 😀 😀
– probably. 😀
Gorgeous this year after caring for ducks I love them even more xo
I adore ducks! I did an Art Gown inspired by ducks. I’ve seen your lovely ducks on your blog.
I’ll be by to see them some more!
They are simply beautiful Eunice!
I am so sad she lost so many but the 3 she brings to me daily are gorgeous and I must say well fed 🙂
I’m happy about the 3. ❤
Lol! I'm sure you have something to do with their great health!
Seed seed and more seed 🙂
WOW! 🤩 You never fail to impress!
Aww, thank you! However, it’s the artists who paint these wonderful pieces. I just take the pics. However, I do the best I can to show the art properly.
You’re welcome! Yes, but honestly, your photography is an art in itself. You capture the pieces so well!
Amazing artistry, beautifully captured.
It’s a stunning nature mural.
Thank you! I try my best to take photos that bring home the art.
Darling ducks for our darling Marina. You are in my thoughts dear one. May you and your family be safe and your homeland overcome this disaster unscathed.
Dahling Resa, I adore this wall art. Sweetman is a favorite artist of mine. Thank you for all the beautiful work you do for us to put a smile back on our face.
You are fantastic!
Love you Dear Meece.
Sweetman is a wonderful artist. I adore his nature tributes, animals, insects, aquatic life…he does it all.
Marina loves all life, so I thought these ducks would cheer her up.
You are fantastic too, dear Meece!
love ya! xx🐭🐭xx
Such beautiful, rich colors on the darling ducks. I hope they can brighten Marina’s day just a bit.
Brilliant, Resa! A wonderful way of sharing hope, joy, resilience, community and belonging. I know that Marina will be comforted by your darling ducks and love that your are sending out into the universe.
The ducks of happiness, indeed a splendid paddle of ducks. I believe Lady Marina will rather like them. For my part, your street art post, young Resa reminded me of perhaps the worst yet ‘funniest’ song ever made. You’ll likely not believe this, yet back in the day I used to go to their concerts…100% true. Perhaps Lady Marina will get a laugh? One hopes so. Regards, TOF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFLV9wVmAzI
Lovely ducks, and you managed to get some great shots, too!
(I took some photos of a mural from the car as we were driving through an underpass. I’ll put them in my post today.)😀
I hope Marina is OK!
Yeah, this is a very cute mural, and it did cheer Marina up.
When the fire is out, we will see what damage is done. I’d heard the Acropolis was threatened.
As far as I know Marina is okay, but the family seaside home was threatened.
Okay, Mural Merril! I’m coming by!
It was good of you to try to cheer her up. Hopefully, there is no damage to either the Acropolis or her family’s home.
We will know soon enough!
Thank you for sending her a good wish!!!
Oh…. with all that’s happening, I just saw this! I can’t thank you enough, my sweet friend. You really brightened my day and it was very very much needed. Sigh… sweet sweet duckies. I love them!
Sending you love and hugs and love and hugs and then more.
You just melted my heart.
Hera loved the duckies too!!!!
I had to do something more than say I care, you take care…which is wonderful to hear people say.
I thought an animal mural would be the bees knees for you. I adore these ducks.
It’s a small gesture, and you have melted my heart with your appreciation!
HERA! Running for the sponges!
I was overwhelmed and moved by your gesture, even if I know you are present with your thoughts always, my precious friend. Spo nges aren’t going to be enough… really!!!!
Sending love and a hug bigger that the universe!
Aww… Marina, you know there are no mop emojis! LOL!
Perhaps a new 40 gallon drum is in order?
A ha ha ha…. it will do but get ready for a 🛳🚢load too!!!
Reblogged this on Marina Kanavaki and commented:
Duckies warmed my heart and brightened my day… Thank you, my sweet friend!
Thank you, Marina! I’m simply happy to have brightened your day!
Very much, my sweet friend!!!!
These are ducking fab!
Agree, thank you!
You are such a sweet, loving and adorable friend. A beautiful dedication to Marina. These ducks are so fabulous! Gorgeous colours and I’m glad you didn’t get hurt, you crazy Sorceress!
Shuckers Thunder! … It’s terrible what’s happening. A third of the world is on fire, a third is flooding and a third is melting. I just thought some sweet colourful nature would make Marina happy.
AH, yes, the part about deeking into the bike lane.
I’ll try …. ah..erm… not to do that again.
Honestly, if Norm saw, I’d still be hearing about it!
No kidding. The world is hurtin’. It’s hurtin’ bad.
And yes, your colourful nature was just the thing.
And um… nkay… 😉
I won’t tell Norm. This time.
Such a happy scene!
Agree! It quacks me up! 😀
A return to comfort and a sense of normalcy, as only you can deliver. Beautiful message, Resa.
Thank you! Marina’s blog is called “Art Towards A Happy Day”. It’s where I’ve been at in my mind and heart more and more over the last decade.
That’s so cool.
I am amazed to see those wonderful murals in Toronto , Resa.
When I went there in 2001 I don’ t think they were .
True, there was not a street art huge movement in 2001. However, street art had begun in the 70’s. In 2001 “Writing” style street art made a major appearance, in areas of low public traffic.
By 2010 it was an evident part of the urban landscape, and other artists had begun using the city’s walls to showcase their talents. There was a brief confrontation with the city, but residents came out and supported the artists. Now, urban painting art is a must! ❤
Sorry for the tardy reply. I found you in SPAM!
You are now free!I check SPAM every 10days usually.
I never know who the filters will pick on!
Also, I changed browsers!!!
A hard one to photograph, Resa, but you did a beautiful job considering the traffic. The ducks are delightful.
Amazing ducks and wonderful of you to share some cheer with Marina and everyone affected by the fires. So sad.
It is very sad,about all the fires!
It is my joy to share. It’s the least I can do.
Heading over to visit you!
Afghanistan is sad, too. The news reveals all the worst sides of our species.
If the worst wasn’t exposed, the bad would have it’s way.
If only good was exposed, we’d live in a fool’s paradise.
It’s a lose – lose situation.
Just a thought.
True, but we need to hear about the good, too. It seemed more frequent when we were all seeing each other more.
A wonderful way to brighten the world.
Art and artists are healing.
Your traffic dodging skills never cease to amaze me!
Thank you, Sidran! My traffic dodging skills never cease to amaze me. too! 😀
Also your gravity defying prowess!
Reblogged this on sketchuniverse and commented:
🦆 SO TRUE, SISTERS! ART IS IN THE STREET. LET’S OPEN OUR MIND AND EYES. CONGRATS, RESA!