Autumn sunshine, mellow and smug,
fools those silly ruddy ducks
into thinking it is Spring.
The fulcrum of the year is tilted
towards phoney summer’s final fling.
Soon the ducklings will be shivering,
shuddering with cold ,
subliminal winter lurking in the wings,
below circling buzzard,
waiting to kill.
At http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/ the inspiring words are:
rush, mellow, gullible, rustle, smug, shudder, fulcrum, sunshine, ruddy, untidy, subliminal, spinning
They seemed tailor made for me: last night on BBC tv’s Autumn Watch programme, they showed some newly-hatched ducklings, born totally out of season. A young buzzard did catch one of them, but the adult ducks kicked up such a rumpus that the baby was dropped to safety.
The photograph of a Ruddy Duck, was by courtesy of South Dakota Birds and Birding