Hen And Drake Rest At The Lake

by Hannah Keene

Ok, that’s a 6+1 Word Saturday. I bent the rules a little. I’ve tried for a week to make it just six words, but couldn’t seem to manage it. I also thought of “Let Sleeping Ducks Lie,” a riff on the English idiom of “Let Sleeping Dogs Lie,” but that was only 4 words, so I figured that 6+1 words was at least closer.

Sleeping Ducks

Sleeping Ducks                                            Image: Hannah Keene 2019

These are two mallard ducks, female and male. Other than the Muscovy duck (the ubiquitous white duck), almost all domestic ducks are descended from the Mallard (Anus platyrhynchos). Yes, I absolutely had to look up the Latin classification. And I also didn’t originally know that the mallard was the second oldest breed of domestic duck. Isn’t the computer a wonderful font of knowledge?

They are standing on the mechanism for the fountain in our city’s natural lake.

Maybe these mallards are having a restful Saturday. I hope you do too!