Friday, January 11, 2013

A small stone for Jean, Friday 11th January.

We were almost at the corner with Sussex Street, when the bus came to a halt next to Darling Harbour. The lady in the floral dress next to me suddenly stood up. Tourist I thought, smirking in my head. Gawking at our beautiful harbour shining in the late afternoon summer sun. I pretended not to see her of course and continued to gaze at nothing ahead. Then, as the seconds passed, and the bus didn't move, and she didn't sit back down, I couldn't help myself. I looked up at her face, and as if waiting for this moment, she said to me with the smile of a child, "I'm looking at the duck." 















To find out more about Small Stones and the 30 day mindful writing challenge, CLICK HERE. 



Update 4.30pm. Thanks to Bert's enquiring mind, here's why there's a rubber ducky in our bay > CLICK HERE for video and news.


And here's the rubber ducky song!


Enjoy! X


22 comments:

Jean said...

Hahahaha! That's the one that was on our news up here in Canada the other night! Too funny. I wish they'd put one of those in our little bay - I would smile every time I saw it.

Rubber ducky, you're the one....you make bathtime lots of fun....Rubber ducky, I'm awfully fond of you.....

georgia little pea said...

I had quite a start when I turned round and saw its head. It was BIG, as you can see in the second shot.

Ann Oon said...

Rubber ducky you're the one... :D when do i get a pebble?

georgia little pea said...

When you've been good, MS OON :)

Barb said...

My Grandkids have an exact miniature replica of that duck! They float it down our stream in the summer. I like the part about the floral dress - in my town it would be a fur coat. Sure to be a tourist! Darn -now I'll be humming that Ducky song in my sleep!

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Jean cracks me up :)) and, I love your little stones typist!

Berts Blog said...

So now I have to go and look up "The Duck" to find out why he is in your bay. I am really likeing this small stone challenge.

bert

georgia little pea said...

dear BERT, WHY? I never thought to tell people WHY! Duh.

I'm going to update this post now :)

What Remains Now said...

This is like living in a magical land.

Tootsie said...

Fantastic small stones writing, Typist! There is a great Harper's magazine rubber ducky article that the Typist might enjoy. (Well, it's rather long, but it is all about rubber duckies.)

Wag on, and thanks for your sweet note on our pet blogger challenge post (or did I wag for you -- thank you -- already?).

Love,
Tootsie

GizmoGeodog said...

Hiya Georgia...Mom loves the idea of the Small Stones...we try to be mindful of what we see on our walks each day...Me Gizmo iz better at it than mom iz...I would love to cahse dat big rubber duckie...I left you a prezzie over on my blog today :)

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

It does almost look like the sucky is swimming in the harbor

georgia little pea said...

A pressie GIZMO! Thank you. I think you'd better leave the ducky alone. It's bigger than the usual. Just a bit.

Patrice and Higgins said...

OMD, that is one big rubber duckie!!

~Higgins

Kristine said...

Love the rubber ducky song! I haven't thought about it for decades but it came right back as if it was yesterday.

The Halifax Harbour needs a giant rubber duck, I think. I am going to suggest it to municipal council right now.

Jan said...

I'm wondering if my dogs would chase it or be freaked out.

Ruby said...

Yups, they had this on the news here in California, too! Very cool if you ask me! I would love to jump in and try and pop it!! Airedale 'Jaws of Death'!!! BOL
Kisses,
Ruby

3 doxies said...

How comes dis was on everybuddy elses news but mine? I feel so left out...sigh. Dat is one big honkin' rubber dicky. It be a shame I don't likes water. Then again, I ain't sures if I want sumtin likes dat withs me in da bafftub.

Puddles

3 doxies said...

OMD...I not mean to say rubber dicky...OMD, I is so embarrassed. Holy cow I can't believes I typed dat! Uh, I meant DUCKY.

Puddles

georgia little pea said...

Guffaw!!!!!!! I didn't even notice that PUDDLES. And honking too. BWAH haha! Take your mind out of the gutter you cheeky! Don't feel too bad. Reilly called it a sucky.

Sucky honkin rubber dicky. Now I'm going to appear on undesirable sites.

Friko said...

Ok, each to his own.

Sydney harbour, a giant bath tub.

chandra said...

As soon as I saw the news on that ducky I thought of you and was hoping you'd catch a photo of it!

-c at ddy.