The children's book, Make Way for Ducklings" was one of the favorite books at our house. Make Way for Ducklings is a children's book written and illustrated by Robt. McCloskey. First published in 1941, the book tells the story of a pair of mallards who decide to raise their family on an island in the lagoon in Boston Public Gardens, a park in the center of Boston. I had a Make Way for Ducklings episode in my yard this past week. I heard a soft quacking and went to the patio doors and saw the mother and her 9 ducklings walking across the back yard. I think they were on their way to the little pond next door. Mom would quack quack...softly and the babies followed in a perfect line. I don't see this often in my yard, so I grabbed the camera and took a couple of pictures from up on the deck. They weren't too concerned about me and Mom led them under "Blue" our Spruce near the deck. There she was...Mom surrounded by her group. Four on one side and five on the other...all tucked in with only their little heads peaking out. It was a nice thing to watch. These little creatures behave so well....I'll bet there are lots of Moms who wish their little humans would do the same.