IIt was wonderful to hear a quack and then see our old friend Mavis Mallard return to our home this morning at around 7am. It seems a life time since I last watched her depart down the lane with her 9 ducklings. This year she is accompanied by the same or another handsome fella? Whilst I was running happily to the garage to root out the Mallard food that I bought at Ranworth Broad last October, I thought how special this world is! All these living beings, their precious lives revolving through the seasons, interdependent and co existent on an ordered, inclusive 'everything spinning under the milky way. Hey ho there she goes. Here is a drawing of her..ain't she just the most lovely?