Yesterday at lunchtime I went down to the river. I missed getting a picture of the large snake swimming across the river, because I didn't have the camera ready and it was too fast for me. I think it might have seen me coming. That was probably the snake I kicked a few weeks ago. That was probably why it was in such a hurry to cross the river.
And a butterfly. There were a lot of these butterflies.
Also, there was a cormorant, trying to run on water.
And I took a picture of a duck. There are always ducks. If there were no ducks, it would feel wrong.
In the afternoon after I'd finished work, I was walking out to the bicycle parking lot when I heard some students calling to me from across campus. They were some of my students from last year.
"BADAUNT!" they screeched, excitedly.
"HELLO!" I shouted back. "HOW ARE YOU TODAY?"
They had forgotten how to answer that one. Instead, they bellowed, surprisingly,
"BADAUNT, YOU ARE A LOVELY WOMAN!"
"Er ... um ... THANK YOU!" I replied. I wondered where they had learned that one, and felt rather embarrassed. Why couldn't they just greet me in a normal way?
Then I thought, But of course! It's because I AM a lovely woman! Why wouldn't they want to say so?
And then I blew myself a huge raspberry.