Ducks seem to be equally at home either in the air or in the water. But, the transition can be difficult.

Air to water doesn’t look too bad as long as the water is relatively smooth and they can make a nice landing.

However, trying to get airborne from the water is a totally different story. They literally have to “walk on the water” for several steps as their wings beat furiously until they can build up enough speed to liftoff and “Slip the Surly Bonds of Earth”.*

(*From the poem, High Flight by John Gillespie Magee,  Jr.)

Originally published on Feb. 5, 2012.


Others WILL be Crushed

The Sedalia Grill in Sedalia, Colorado, is a well known hangout for “bikers”, especially on those warm Colorado weekends that just beg for a ride. They serve good food, cold beer, and some live music at times.
If you do decide to come to the Sedalia Grill and you’re NOT driving a motorcycle, just be careful where you park! The bikers get priority up close, next to the building. 🙂
This sign is on the side of the building: “Biker Parking Only – All Others Will Be Crushed”. I think they’re kidding… but you never know for sure, so I won’t be the one testing it.
*(Note the motorcycle reflection in the window.)

The other thing I like about this place is their east exterior wall. 
As you can see, it’s been painted top to bottom in the American Flag and must be at least 15 feet high and 30 feet long! Now, there is some good old fashioned American patriotism on display!