When I was growing up Brownie and Polaroid cameras were common. Now we are fortunate to have cell phones to snap pictures at a moments notice.
As I have mentioned before, bargain shopping is almost a hobby to me. A few weeks ago I was in a nearby town searching for treasures when I spotted sea gulls circling above me. This wouldn’t be odd except I live nowhere near the sea. I’ve never seen them in our area so I took a few pics.
I read a poem somewhere about watching birds and dreaming of having their future. A sea gull’s life span is 7-10 years, and their diet is raw fish. I hope to live at least 20 more years and like my fish cooked, thank you.
Below is a walking path in our town. I walk a lot at work so this is an exercise I do not need, but I had seen from the road a large group of ducks sitting by the creek alongside the path. As I started down the walkway it was empty and I was curious how close the ducks would let me get before they ran away.
I was surprised when the ducks did not scatter, but one by one they came closer and greeted me. The first was white, isn’t it pretty? Soon all of the ducks came near, and I knew our town’s people had been feeding them. Though they seemed tame, I didn’t try to pet them.
Here’s a handsome fellow and he’s not a bit camera shy! The colors are very brilliant in real life, much more than in these pictures taken with my phone. I just loved the creatures and now I want ducks of my own! I haven’t looked on the internet yet, but I wonder if ducks were raised by humans, would they allow us to pet them?
What would life be without simple pleasures? Moments I treasure the most have always been such. A smile, playing games with my children and now my grandchildren, cooking for and sharing a meal with family or friends, watching snow fall, pets, fishing off the bank of a river or lake, holding hands, movie night, and many more, including sea gulls and ducks.
Much love ❤