Ducking the Question

Geese at Shadow Rest Ministeries 04-29-2014After being taken to task for calling some web-footed honkers “ducks” the other day, I’m going to hedge my bets and say that I was just a little bit out of position when I shot these water fowl headed to a pond.

I saw them climbing up an embankment, but they were badly backlit. By the time they got into a little bit better angle, they were just about to disappear over the top. I barely had time to pop off a couple not-too-sharp frames.

You can click on the photo to make it larger, but that’ll just make it fuzzier.

“We got us a convoy”

Geese at Shadow Rest Ministeries 04-29-2014Looks like a good place to go back to 1976 and C.W. McCall:

Ah, breaker one-nine, this here’s the Rubber Duck. You gotta copy on me, Pig Pen, c’mon? Ah, yeah, 10-4, Pig Pen, fer shure, fer shure. By golly, it’s clean clear to Flag Town, c’mon. Yeah, that’s a big 10-4 there, Pig Pen, yeah, we definitely got the front door, good buddy. Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy.

7 Replies to “Ducking the Question”

  1. Nice shots of the ducks or geese maybe, who knows. I guess I should read the helpful links you put in to your posts at times and then I would know the difference. I had not thought of C W McCall for years. Everyone knew that song and sang it by heart and with heart when riding, during a certain time in our lives. Even today when I drive long distance the words sneak into my mind, which usually means it is time to stop for a nap.

    1. I threatened to play my Cars and Truck mix tape (CD) on our last road trip, but Curator Jessica said she’d smother me in my sleep while I napped at a rest area if that happened.

  2. Ah, the CB Radio craze. Hard to believe it was nearly 40 years ago when we were saying things like “Got yer ears on?” and “What’s yer handle?”. Anyone who had a ‘base unit’ thought they were sooooo hi-tech. And we wondered “What on earth will they think of next? A computer (which at that time was a huge monstrosity that took up an entire room) in every home? A phone that takes photos?” HA!

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