A collection of distilled sarcastic wisdom, numerous photographs, discussions of books and stuff to learn and more stuff to think about from a retired economics professor turned blogger and photographer.
Ducks are quite graceful in flight, but this front end view of a mallard who, along with three other ducks, found a comfortable residence in the fountain in front of the Jordan River LDS Temple in SLCity UT, lends no doubt as to why ducks must waddle. Otherwise, how could a duck navigate with a front end as big as a Boeing 747?
I thought when I got my fancy new lens I could take lots of pictures of birds, since they are flitting here and there and landing on the back fence all day long. The trouble is, they keep flitting, and disappear as soon as I come out the back door. But I'll keep trying. I'll get the birds down and then I need another lens to shoot bugs and tiny critters.
We have about 10 million of these little birds flitting in and around our yard each day, but only rarely do I see an interesting bird. About 2 dozen of them seem to inhabit the eaves at the corner of my garage. Now, if only an interesting bird would show up close enough to photograph.