Duck weather


From fall 2007, out west—not here, today.

Off and on today, I forced myself into an anti-gloom mood, although the rain beating on the roof tended to draw me back to that place….

Apparently at least one variation of the phrase “nice weather for ducks” (this is my dad’s version) dates back to the early nineteenth century and was used by Dickens in 1840….


  1. Marquis says:

    Nice Shot!

  2. Marquis says:

    When I first saw your photo, I instinctively loved it. Then I made the mistake of thinking about it. The body is out of focus. The shot needs more depth of field. Wait. Focus. First on the head and then on the duck’s bill, the rest is background. Go with your first impression, it is usually the best.