Photographic Journal: Springtime at Golden Gate Park

While visiting the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA a couple of Saturdays ago, the weather was sunny, and everything was quiet and peaceful. I watched lovers in a rowboat on the lake. She in broad-rimmed hat, relaxed and enjoying the scenery, occasionally smiling at him in approval. He rowing hard and rhythmically and, for that smile, ready to take her anywhere her heart desired.

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Then I saw two ducks, a male and a female.  It was clear, young girl loved boy, and boy loved young girl even more.

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And, as no story is ever entirely happy and uncomplicated, other boys seemed to love young girl, too!

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It wasn’t long before this turned into an argument.

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Then a chase ensued, whereby friends chimed in to help settle the dispute.

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The flapping of wings and quacking caused quite a commotion. People looked up and watched.

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Meanwhile, young girl waited patiently.

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After a while, she got bored and decided to walk up the bank of the lake and check out my camera.

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Finally, her hero returned victoriously, but with a wound and a few feathers missing on his chest.

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He had to fight for what he so dearly loved and cherished, but it did not take him long to forget all about it. Young girl was his to keep.

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All the signs are there: spring has definitely arrived at the Golden Gate Park!

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