Between breakfast with friends, and a visit with my mother this morning, I took a short break and sat by Holmes Lake in southeast Lincoln. Three Mallard drakes swam out of the reeds. Nary a female to be seen. I wondered if the ladies were sitting on nests. A few minutes later, one mama Mallard came out of the same reeds. She wasn't sitting on a nest, she didn't have to anymore. She was accompanied by three ducklings. Like all babies, they were sooo cute.
I sat there less than 30 minutes, but I left with a smile on my face. Proof yet again that large amounts of time aren't required to to refresh ones soul and feel like all is right in one's universe.