I am amazed at the variety of species that exist on earth. What a God we have as He fashioned the planet we live on as well as bringing forth humanity to co-exist with the diversity of life forms around us. And as our eyes gaze heavenward, the countless stars and galaxies that await discovery. "Thou great Thou art" indeed!
One such feathered life form is the duck, part of the waterfowl family including swans and geese. Lucky for me I had my camera when I came across a group of ducks that were having quite a time playing in the water. They seemed to be enjoying the moment of a good splash and doing what ducks do. I was able to capture their fun and frolic from a distance using the reliable camera zoom without disturbing their safe place. You can click on the photos for enlargement.
In the photo below, you can catch the determined eye of one of the ducks swimming towards an intended purpose, whether to catch and eat an unsuspecting insect or heading for shore. They were entertaining to watch and seemed oblivious to my presence and the clicking noise of my camera.
I was curious as to what a duck symbolizes and I found out several things:
- It is generally thought that a duck represents freedom and resourcefulness. They can walk on the earth, swim in water and have the ability to fly.
- Some cultures see a duck as a symbol of eternal life; the link between heaven and earth.
On the lighter side, I can't resist ending this post without using some duck humor. Here goes...
Q: What says, "Quick, Quick"? a: A duck with hiccups.
Q: What's another name for a clever duck? a: A wise quacker.
Q: What do you get if you cross a duck with fireworks? a: A firequacker.
Q: What do you call two ducks and a cow? a: Quackers and milk.
Let's meet again at The Turn-Up Patch on Monday, May 11. Until then, may all your days be bright.