"Man is not an aquatic animal, but from the time we stand in youthful wonder beside a Spring brook till we sit in old age and watch the endless roll of the sea, we feel a strong kinship with the waters of this world." ~ Hal Borland, Sundial of the Seasons
Little white duck... how do you keep your feathers so clean, so white and bright. Certainly, this water is fairly clear but the silt and sand on the shore is dirty. Do you have to bathe all day? How tiresome...but, perhaps it is your nature to bathe. You do spend more time swimming than flying... than sleeping with your head tucked under your wing. It always looks as if you are playing when you are out there in the water... diving for small fish... having more fun surviving than one would think possible. You bring laughter and light to those who watch.. who could help but smile as you wiggle to and fro and flap your wings spraying droplets on your neighbors; or dive bottoms up under the water.....
It seems you suffer from the same ailment as many of we humans.... we are bottom heavy.. which paradoxically makes it difficult to effectively dive. We just bob around with our heads under the surface and our hind ends sticking out like the ostrich in a sand dune... I must say that your tail looks much nicer doing so than would mine. So, have a beautiful day of clear skies and smooth waters... to paddle around and splash and quack and have a wonderful time. Oh yes, thank you.. for being your silly duck self and for brightening my day.
Watery Wednesday gets wet every week here.
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