For the Daily Prompt: grasp.

Oh, a coot, a lovely coot, in the early morning. I don’t want to grasp it, really, but I was trying to capture the moment when it ducks under the water. I failed and got this:


Coots always look a bit like wind up toys to me, different from the ducks. They move more jerkily. They look a little bit mechanical. I think the neurological wiring is more primitive than ducks, but look, it works and they’ve survived! I can’t argue with that!

I will keep trying to catch that up and dive motion….


We went to take photographs in the morning at Kai Tai Lagoon. We started at one end and walked to the other. There was a large distant flock of ducks, very quiet. When we got close enough for my zoom to handle, we found out why: most of them were asleep. In the early morning and gorgeous sun yesterday.

I want a day of puttering and napping and meandering, like these ducks.

For the Daily Prompt: meander.