Sunday, February 15, 2009

Ducks and Roses!

I took a walk with my sweetheart (fortified with a great big chocolate bar) by the Truckee River on Valentine Day, and in response to the writing prompt on Middle Zone Musings (, this is what I noticed: two men feeding Canadian geese, which are a lot like pigeons except bigger, feistier, and messier; several older couples walking; one younger couple necking under a bridge; four possibly homeless guys smoking and talking (not panhandling), a mother and small daughter, and best of all a bunch of red roses, caught in a cross current that sent them swirling in a circular pattern around a duck couple, which noticed them not. Ahhh, romance.


  1. Let's hope the roses had some sentimental meaning and weren't thrown in the river as a statement of love gone awry!

    Tip o' the hat for playin', though!

  2. Thanks for visiting, Robert! But don't you think love rarely goes awry? ...Now romance is a different story.

  3. I think you may be on to something there, Terro. Good observation, that!