Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Duck back to sleep

It's a holiday here, 4th of July, and I am wondering what I am doing up so early. Reminded me of this fellow, so I thought I would share him.

I wandered up on him and took several shots. Take a close look at his eye. The eyelid is closed. I should say one of his eyelids is closed. Ducks have an eyelid they use under the water, an eyelid for blinking and then a eyelid like you and me.

When I wandered up on him -- he was apparently sleeping. He stayed like that, then opened his eyelid to take note of me. Assured that I was no threat, he closed his eyes and continued to enjoy his nap in the warm sun and cool water.

You should do the same -- go back to bed. Take a nap. Enjoy sleeping in. It's a holiday

--steve buser

10 comments:

Lavenderlady said...

great commentary...and the duck is awesome!

Kate said...

Yup, friendly duck! Me? I'm going to get coffee at a local cafe; then, perhaps, I'll wake up!

Tara said...

I was decadent and slept in until 8:30 this morning! Then I couldn't sleep any more, much as I tried.

Happy Fourth of July!

IamtheMom said...

If only I could sleep in :) I have about ten years before I see that as a remote possibility. Enjoy your day, and I had no idea that knowledge about duck's eyelids. So, now, if I ever win alot of money on jeopardy, I will have you to thank!

Rambling Round said...

Hey, let sleeping ducks lie!

Rodrigo said...

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Dijah said...

I wouldn't want to go back to sleep,I have lots of stuff to do today!

Happy holiday!

Karola&Pamp said...

Ducks are beautifull animals. But now in Poland this animals are not so welcome. I mean our president and prime minister are twins. Maybe you've heard. They surname is Kaczyński, what can be related with Kaczka - Duck.
This people are obsesed about communists (all left wings politics are communists for them), homosexuality. It's a very, very long list what is a dangerous for them. They don't trust anybody except a very few people. Easier you could say what is not dangerous for them. Maybe few things.
Anyway the cross out yellow duck is a symbol of oppose to them and their politic.
Uff... ;))

magiceye said...

.....beautiful........

hope you had a super holiday!

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

I amaze how the duck is able to stay up with one leg. Then this close photo is perfect !!!