Thursday, May 04, 2006

My Welcome Mat at Work


The lake is exploding with life this morning. Males are chasing, as yet, uncaught females. Females, heavy with unladed eggs, awkwardly waddle about surrounded by their escorts. Mothers sheppard their broods through grass, rock and water. KCSS is playing an operatic piece as I drive into the parking lot at work. The piece is a perfect match for the scenes playing out around me as I leave the cool cocoon of my car to go into the warm and oppressive cocoon of my work.

9 comments:

paris parfait said...

Such a lovely description of what's around you! Thanks for sharing your experience.

Susannah said...

Oh Annie, those chicks are so sweet!

thank you for your comment today - a timely reminder that really touched me. i'm so sorry to hear about your mum, it must be so hard for you
((hugs))
Sx

biene said...

Thanks, Anne, and up here the deer are snooping around, and the birds are going wild. It's Thursday, one more to go. I'll be at the Fiber Festival on Sunday, working from 11-2 at the Galleries. Will I see you there?

biene said...

Anne, take another look at the photo - the reflections!

Jeremy said...

Ducks are doing what ducks do here too. I've posted a picture of a drake with her suiters on my blog for you.

Jeremy said...

You replied to that at amazing speed, even before I remembered that a drake is a boy duck! You are right, why are there so many more of them than the lady ducks? Glad you liked the picture.
We have a lot of Muscovy ducks here. Really ugly great things. I'll see if I can find a photo.

The Haiku book sounds god. Do it!

organicpixel said...

Ducks are always enjoyable to watch. We get them throughout our neighborhood this time of year and they seem to love our lawn and the occasional sprinkler, even more so than dry bread offerings.

Since I've not shot any ducks this season (no pun intended *g*), I'll leave you a link to a duck couple we saw in our yard a lot last year.
Ducks from last season

AnnieElf said...

Meg, this picture just brought the biggest smile to my face. Love it. Thanks so much for the link. I hope others will enjoy it when they come visit here.

krista said...

eh, sorry to hear that your work is opressive. does it cheer you up that I think that picture is cute?