Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I walked down the path towards these ducks with confidence, and yes, a little bit of swagger. I was going to walk right up to these ducks and charm them. I do this kind of thing all the time. The deer come to greet me. The squirrels love me. The geese are my humble servants! Of course these ducks would be no different. After all, I'm Ratty the Great, The Everyday Adventurer.
I began taking pictures as soon as I saw them, but I still wasn't as close as I wanted to be. I needed to get closer, but I couldn't walk on the thin ice. I'm good, but not that good. So I figured I'd get as close as the viewing platform, which was very close anyway. I'd start out with these wider shots, and then get close enough to have them eating out of my hand. Yup!
I stepped over to the railing where I could see the ducks better, and all of a sudden, as if they were one, the ducks began to waddle away from me. Then the flock of ducks leaped into the air and flew away as fast as they could go! Wait, come back! What's wrong with you! You were supposed to worship me! Don't you know who I am!
Who needs you anyway, you ungrateful little quackers...
Hey ducks! You hear me? Duuckiees! Come baack! Duckies? Please?