Have you ever had a wild pet?
When I was a kid we had a lake on our farm. (You can see a view of it in Lake at Nunnely) One year a pair of mallards made their home there. We named them Patsy and Bill.
This couple was part of a community of ducks that live on the river behind the Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. They're used to tourists and completely ignored me as I snapped their pictures.
It just doesn't seem fair that the the daddy duck gets to be so beautiful; however, I think the mama is lovely in her own way.
Original Oil Painting on 6" x 12" Wrapped Canvas