Anna Maria Locke

make way for ducklings

There is a gorgeous garden behind the Alumni building on campus (...because that is where all the $$ comes from...)
including a little duck pond.
And there are TWO families of little baby ducklings this spring!
They are beyond adorable and hilarious.
Little duck family
Crossing guard
Oh my gosh so cute.
They dart around in a single group and when one straggler wanders off and then realizes he's left behind he'll run SO FAST to catch up.
I don't know what's going to happen to all these ducks when they grow up...I mean, 45 ducks is a lot. I'd use my biology degree to say that it would exceed carrying capacity.  I guess they'll fly away to an amazing pond in the forest and live happily ever after ??  Yes, of course.

In other news, I have two papers down and two to go! I've been pretty successful so far at sanity maintenance so hopefully I can keep the motivation going...
I can't wait until Wednesday when I will be "done". Ohhh my gosh it cannot come soon enough. 
Although I am still working in the lab and have to finish and defend my thesis proposal.

It's hard to believe I'm almost done with my first year of grad school !!
It has definitely been a crazy intense but happy year.