Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence

Hard Lessons



Six little ducklings
One big snapping turtle
Then there were five

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word #43: Lessons

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

20 thoughts on “Hard Lessons

  1. Beautiful pic

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  2. My pleasure

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  3. Oh man did this zap me to read! Ouch – someone had dinner (sniff) –
    Have a nice night!

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  4. Oh and the lesson is -‘don’t get too close to the water when turtle is near!

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  5. Yeah, one minute I was photographing 6 ducklings and the next minute I heard the large splash. I quickly counted heads, 5. Rats.

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  6. Ack! Lol

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  7. The poor thing never knew what hit him.


  8. What terrible way to go! 😧

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  9. Very sad. The turtles here are like Piranha.

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  11. Congrats on quick action to seize the chance for a remarkable photo. U told the sad story clearly in the haiku, w/o getting mawkish. From the turtle’s viewpoint it is not a sad story at all, but it is hard to sympathize with snapping turtles.

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  12. Great point and thanks. Life is a matter of perspective isn’t it?

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  13. Poor thing! :/ But guess that is life in the world of a duckling.

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  14. Yeah, I was bummed but such is the way of the world.

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