I leave very early in the morning to get to school. Since the time change it is very dark in the morning. I drive many back roads on my way to school. Lately, because of the craters in the roads due to the winter weather conditions I routinely drive with my high beams on scouting for any craters that could bend my rims and flatten my tire on my journey. That would be a really bad way to start the day.
So this morning I was cruising along, carefully with my high beams on. I turned on a road called Side Cut Road. An accurate name for this road that includes posted signs for large bumps caused by the bad weather. Yesterday, it was raining so it was a bit more difficult to see. I was scouring the road and I saw a big puddle up ahead, but then I saw something else above the puddle. I was wondering what it could possibly be. I approached the puddle in the road and a mallard duck turned to look at me. I looked to the right of the duck and lo and behold, there was another mallard staring at me. I stopped the car and the green necked ducks took flight. I smiled thinking, how appropriate to see them on St. Patty’s Day!