Monday, May 6, 2013

Something to Smile About

Imagine the harbor is your bathtub.  And imagine your little boats and toys in the tub along with your little rubber ducky.  That's the conception of Dutch artist Florentijin who designed a giant rubber ducky to send to harbors around the world to bring messages of peace and harmony.  The following photographs are from the AP.

Rubber Ducky in the Hong Kong Harbor

The ducky is fifty-four feet high

What a sight it must be

Appropriately named "Spreading Joy Around the World," the sculpture has continued its journey for a couple of years.  How can it not make you smile?  Art comes in many forms and I just love this one.

The ubiquitous little yellow ducky has also found its home in many upscale bed and breakfasts.  Along with the luxurious soaps and sponges, the rubber ducky often sits right alongside on the shelf over the large deep bathtub.

We need rubber duckies here in Western NC right now.  Our already soaked earth received more than four inches of rain this weekend.  The rivers are already out of their banks, flooding fields and closing highways.  And we are under flood warnings until Wednesday.  Today dawned bright and sunny, giving us hope that the rains are finished for awhile.  The farmers are suffering so we hope things will dry out soon.  On a purely selfish note:  I want my fresh strawberries to be large and sweet next month.  It may not happen with so much moisture and mold.  Oh well, there will always be fresh tomatoes won't there?


Busy Bee Suz said...

I also smiled seeing the ginormous rubber ducky! I love it.
I hope you get some dry weather and some sunshine soon!

Carolina Linthead said...

Ha! I love the ginormous ducky, too! Thank you :-)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful rubber ducky! I love it, so creative and uplifting!

Really sorry to hear about your over abundance of rain. We just got about a half inch and are thrilled about it. Takes away the fire danger here for a little while.

Ms. A said...

Even the ducky photos bring a smile. Just imagine seeing it firsthand.

The Bug said...

Love the ducky! My dad said that he wouldn't be mowing any time soon with all this rain. And it's a good thing he has a tractor-ish mower - I'll be the grass will be a foot high by the time he gets to it!

Taradharma said...

Did you see the story of the rubber duckies that are being sent to Sandy Hook Elementary? Tons of them! While they brought joy, I can't help but wonder if SHE is saying "Enough already."

That's a lot of rain -- I would hate to be a farmer right now. There goes the crops!

Arkansas Patti said...

After all the droughts I went through in Florida, I swore I would never complain about rain--but then I am not a farmer nor is water at my doorstep.
Our country really enjoys extremes.
Love the ducky. Kind of makes me want one for my tub. Those were the days.

Jayne said...

We seem to be having upwards of 2-4 inches a week lately! Love the ducky!

Rudee said...

I want to see that ducky in person! I love a little whimsy.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.