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Saturday, February 16, 2019

A Mini-Melodrama from a Vast Winter Wilderness:

Merganser finds herself trapped in an ever-diminishing circle of water.   

She is the only living soul within 20,000 leagues.....


Like Pauline tied to the railroad tracks, the unforgiving ice encroaches minute by minute....

Is there no one to come to her aid? Will the ice freeze her in its deadly embrace?


 She turns around and around, trying to keep the small puddle of water open.


There's always that one itchy feather.... It takes her mind of her plight just briefly.


Whatever shall I do, she sobs.


Snow falls lightly, muffling her cries for help. There is no one to hear.


Her long serrated bill with the hook on the end is made for catching fish, not acting as an icebreaker....


She dives, seeking an escape route.....


Again and again and again....



Until..... She's gone.

What the little stinker does is come up behind me, quack so loudly I almost drop my camera, and then flies away on a wing and laugh.

1 comment:

  1. As the merganser flew away on a wing and a laugh, you were likely left smiling. Nice image for your outing! Smiles from Korea, Patti and Cap