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[Photo Journal] Duck Feeding at Englischer Garten in Munich

English Garden Munich

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Myra here.

Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

Duck Feeding and Watching at Munchen’s Englischer Garten

So, I still have not finished sharing photographs from my seven week stay in Europe last year. These pictures make me long for what I now call my parallel home away from home: Munich.

“Jumping out a window five hundred feet above ground is not usually my idea of fun. Especially when I’m wearing bronze wings and flapping my arms like a duck.” 
― Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth

“Small men oft feel a need to prove their courage with unseemly boasts,” he declared. “I doubt if he could kill a duck.”
Tyrion shrugged. “Fetch the duck.” 
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

“Because human beings suffer so much more than ducks.”
“You might not think so if you were a duck.” 
― Michel Faber, The Book of Strange New Things

“It’s a bird of some sort. It’s like a duck, only I never saw a duck have so many colors.”
The bird swam swiftly and gracefully toward the Magic Isle, and as it drew nearer its gorgeously colored plumage astonished them. The feathers were of many hues of glistening greens and blues and purples, and it had a yellow head with a red plume, and pink, white and violet in its tail.” 
― L. Frank Baum, The Magic of Oz

So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.” 
― Hermann Hesse, Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte

“At night I dream that you and I are two plants
that grew together, roots entwined,
and that you know the earth and the rain like my mouth,
since we are made of earth and rain.”
― Pablo Neruda, Regalo de un Poeta

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” 
― John Muir

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” 
― Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam

“Look: the trees exist; the houses
we dwell in stand there stalwartly. 
Only we
pass by it all, like a rush of air.
And everything conspires to keep quiet
about us,
half out of shame perhaps, half out of
some secret hope.” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies

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