Zebadiah Duck – Day 30

30-30-1 Project Day 30

The last day of the 30-30-1 project. It has been fun and challenging, for me at least. This project has definitely expanded my creativity.

This last day we find Zebadiah, Adriana, Zachary, Zayda, and AdaLynn all together. They really enjoy each others companionship but know they will all head in their separate directions soon. Zeb and Adriana tell everyone, “see you later”. Family is everything.

We never know what the future holds. No one is promised tomorrow. Zebadiah says “We should all live life to the fullest. Be humble, kind, generous and never loose faith. Treat others with the same respect as you expect. Don’t try to be someone else, just be yourself. God first, Family before everything else.”

We have not seen the last of Zebadiah Duck. His adventures will continue on so stay tuned and check back often.

Zachary, Zayda, Zebadiah, Adriana, AdaLynn

Together once more, as they all gaze into the sunset, we wish them well.

Peace!

Zebadiah Duck – Day 29

30-30-1 Project Day 29

One more day of the project and we see more family.

Adriana’s sister, AdaLynn, stops by to meet this dude that Adriana is always talking about. Zebadiah is happy to finally meet her as well. AdaLynn is a yellow rubber duck, but she is anything but typical.

She has done a little of everything, and says there is no reason to stop now! Zeb has heard the stories of adventure in the wilderness, rock climbing, off-roading in a Jeep, you name it and she either has done it or wants to!

She will jump in any water no matter how deep. Some might call her a dare devil, I will just call her adventurous.

Zebadiah Duck – Day 28

30-30-1 Project Day 28

Today Zebadiah took Adriana down to the Trinity River in Downtown Dallas. We have had several inches of rain over the last few days and the river has risen over its banks.

In the distance we see a teal rubber duck that resembles Zebadiah’s sister, Zayda. Zeb hasn’t seen his sister in a while now and with anticipation waits to see if it really is her. As she gets closer, Zeb becomes more excited and sure enough it is Zayda. Zeb and Zayda are so happy! They hug and laugh while Adriana has an idea this is Zayda but wonders who this girl is hugging Zeb? Finally he realizes Adriana has never met Zayda and introduces her.

Zayda was the athletic one of the family. You can catch her, if you can, running, cycling, bowling or just about any other sporting event. This evening she was jogging down the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas.

Zebadiah Duck – Day 27

30-30-1 Project Day 27

Zebadiah has not seen his brother in a long time. He knows his brother likes classic hot rods, so today he ventures to a local car show in hopes he might be there too.

There are some beautiful cars here. Zeb looks, but knows not to touch. He likes the cars too and wishes he could drive, but everyone knows a rubber duck can’t drive!

Is that him? Zeb sees another duck wearing flames on his side. IT IS! It is Zachary!

Zebadiah Duck – Day 26

30-30-1 Project Day 26

Today Zebadiah and Adriana found out they are getting to take a plane ride to South Texas. Neither one can remember if they have ever been on a plane, but chances are when they migrated to Texas they did.

We are heading to South Texas for a Church conference. Of course Zeb and Adriana can’t wait to go. They hear the planes fly overhead most everyday while on their walks and in the back yard. They often wonder where are all these people going or where have they been?

Hopefully we will get to see one of the oldest churches in Texas, La Lomita Chapel while we are there. We will also see the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan and maybe the World Birding Center.

Zebadiah Duck – Day 25

30-30-1 Project Day 25

Since Zebadiah and Adriana finally met each other, they are almost inseparable. When you see one, the other is not far away.

They have taken many long walks, rubber wing in rubber wing. Waddling across the walkway, they stop to see the yellow wildflowers in the open lots behind the park. Adriana and Zeb are partial to the yellow flowers since many of their friends and relatives in the rubber duck heritage are yellow.

Adriana and Zeb are both glad they share many of the same interests like Family, Friends, Cycling, Antiquing, Traveling, and Food.

We never know what lies ahead in life. Live good, laugh, be kind, go to church, are all things that their mother’s used to say.

Zebadiah Duck – Day 24

30-30-1 Project Day 24

Zebadiah saw the pink duck during the Easter Egg hunt Sunday afternoon. Today saw her again and wants to talk to her if he can muster up the nerve. Zeb knows there are more ducks around, but she caught his eye earlier in his life and has been trying to find her ever since.

Her name is Adriana. Zeb finally got up his nerve to talk to her and they hit it off. She was elated as well, because she likes him too! Today they walked around the park behind the house. Zebadiah wanted to show her the wildflowers, clover and the creek. They were not ready to take a dip in the cool water yet, but maybe next time.

Zeb feels like it was meant to be. Adriana is happy she found Zeb too! Everyone has a soulmate. Sometimes they are hard to find.

Zebadiah Duck – Day 23

30-30-1 Project Day 23

It’s not often you see a rubber duck in a Mexican food restaurant. Zebadiah had to see what this was all about. He has heard about eating too many chips and salsa as most of us do, but never experienced it. We chose to eat on the patio as it was a beautiful spring day in Texas. It’s too nice outside to eat indoors. Besides it won’t be long before the Texas heat is on us.

Typical for a rubber duck, he didn’t get to enjoy the salsa or chips, but he enjoyed the atmosphere and spending time with family.

Zebadiah Duck – Day 22

30-30-1 Project Day 22

On the road trip to Canyon Lake over the weekend, Zebadiah saw many pretty wildflowers along the road. Once we got to Canyon Lake he had to venture out to see them.

The Bluebonnets were already turning to seed and the mowers had cut some of them down, but the yellow wildflowers were everywhere making a very pretty drive. Wild Verbena was growing adding some purple hues along the way.

Zeb is partial to the yellow flowers because most of his relatives are yellow.

Zebadiah Duck – Day 21

30-30-1 Project Day 21

Two for one today since we didn’t have internet access this weekend.

Easter Sunday –
The egg is an ancient symbol of new life and rebirth. In Christianity it became associated with Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Easter eggs, also called Paschal eggs, are eggs that are sometimes decorated.

At this time of year, some farm stores sell little chicks and baby ducks. Years ago my parents purchased a few chicks but never a duck. They would raise the chickens and eat or give the eggs away to our neighbors.

Zebadiah did not come from a farm store but the local Wild-Mart had plenty rubber ducks.

While at our Easter Egg hunt, Zeb sees the colorful eggs and remembers the little pink duck. He thinks of her often. Sometimes he thinks he sees her in the distance. But wait, is that…?