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.
Then I saw two ducks, a male and a female. It was clear, young girl loved boy, and boy loved young girl even more.
And, as no story is ever entirely happy and uncomplicated, other boys seemed to love young girl, too!
It wasn’t long before this turned into an argument.
Then a chase ensued, whereby friends chimed in to help settle the dispute.
The flapping of wings and quacking caused quite a commotion. People looked up and watched.
Meanwhile, young girl waited patiently.
After a while, she got bored and decided to walk up the bank of the lake and check out my camera.
Finally, her hero returned victoriously, but with a wound and a few feathers missing on his chest.
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.
All the signs are there: spring has definitely arrived at the Golden Gate Park!