Frog turd

June29

“It is a stupid goose that listens to the fox preach” ~ French Proverb

We have lots of geese around my workplace, and they leave presents all over the concrete.  This one caught my eye, I thought it was a frog.  Did it fool you?

Workplace critters – a wild turkey

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Not very colorful (probably a female), but a bit out of sorts in our parking lot.  Poor thing.  It is nice to see nature near work, reminds me of the beauty outside of my cubicle.

“For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead Tree near the River, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the Labour of the Fishing Hawk; and when that diligent Bird has at length taken a Fish, and is bearing it to his Nest for the Support of his Mate and young Ones, the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it from him.

“With all this Injustice, he is never in good Case but like those among Men who live by Sharping & Robbing he is generally poor and often very lousy. Besides he is a rank Coward: The little King Bird not bigger than a Sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the District. He is therefore by no means a proper Emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America who have driven all the King birds from our Country . . .

“I am on this account not displeased that the Figure is not known as a Bald Eagle, but looks more like a Turkey. For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America . . . He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on.”

~ Ben Franklin

Workplace critters – a mallard

Mar30

“Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.” ~  Michael Caine

This little guy crossed the road in front of me, then looked at me calmly as if to say “You late for work again?”

There is plenty of wildlife, even in the suburbs, if you look for it.  It’s nice, reminds us that there’s more to life than the concrete jungle and the cubicle.