Allow Me to Introduce Daffy Duck-berg

Iceberg shaped like Daffy Duck in Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in Iceland
DaffyDuckBerg_2993, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

As I was processing my iceberg shots, I kept thinking about how this crazy-looking iceberg really resembles (to me anyway) Daffy Duck. I kept thinking, “Man, that thing looks like Daffy Duck.” It’s one of those things, I suppose not everybody will see it that way-art is, after all, in the eye of the beholder, right? And so sometimes too is nature, but, man Daffy Duck, I swear. I can see him now too. He’s sitting right there! I mean, like can’t you notice him too? He’s got a beak and eyes and the lot of it.

When I look at this shot for a long time, I feel like one of those people who keep insisting they see bunnies in clouds.

The other day, I was riding along a country road near my home when I noticed that this house I had been watching them build is finally finished. It’s an interesting house-well, at least interesting to me. It kind of looks like an adobe style house, very Santa Fe-ish, which is unusual for these parts. Our houses don’t really look like that. Anyway, it’s some kind of a custom (think “high end” here too) house that took them months to build. I watched them do it too, slowly, little by little. First it was clearing the land, then framing the place, then they seemed to take ages to finish it out, to put all of the little details on it. I can tell by looking at it the family who owns it are car buffs, as the home also has a large garage attached to the back of it-probably room for about six (or more!) cars here. It’s kind of a “spread” more than a house, actually, but I watched them build it, step by step, painstakingly by painstakingly placed brick-by-brick, up it went. Now it’s done. Complete for all the world to see, come take a look at, and admire.

The other day, I was driving past it, I noticed they had placed a small sign in front of it, out near the curb. Oh, this was going to be exciting. Was it to be some kind of silly, “yard of the month!” in some unimportant home owner’s association? Perhaps it has won some kind of architectural award, I mean, after all, I love the house, I’m sure somebody else does too, right? It’s sure to win some kind of award, looking the way it does. Not many Santa Fe-ish style houses in these parts and all, right? Must be award-winning custom house Santa Fe-ish style spread straight out of “Home and Garden” magazine, right? Right? Can you already smell the architectural equivalent of a golden globe award sitting, just sitting, on that mantel piece? Oh, this is going to be good. I slowed down so that I could read the sign, so that I could take it all in, full blast.

The sign said, “Not a Gas Station.”

Ok, so today we have established that I (sometimes) have questionable taste (perhaps, both in homes and icebergs.) Yeah, yeah, so pick on me already, I can’t help it. As Lady Gaga would say, “Baby, I was born this way!” (And what, pray tell, have you done with your life, seeing as you have such great taste and all? Go ahead, I’m waiting. Yeah, I thought you couldn’t come up with anything either.) Ppppft. Not a gas station….go figure. (And, yes, I really do see Daffy Duck in this Daffy Duck-berg.)

That’s all folks! (Oh come on, you knew I was going to say it, didn’t you?)

Until next time…



  1. Great Grandma Lin
    January 3, 2012 / 2:30 pm

    isn't Daffy a female companion to Donald Duck? lol…but the iceberg does look like a duck for sure!

  2. Great Grandma Lin
    January 3, 2012 / 2:32 pm

    I goofed, it's Daisy Duck…I wonder if Daffy has a girl friend?

  3. CraftyGuy
    January 3, 2012 / 2:32 pm

    Daisy is Donald's female counterpart, but perhaps Donald quacks both ways…

  4. Carol
    January 5, 2012 / 2:29 pm

    I never knew there was so much duck knowledge out there. I really have a glorious amount to learn about these ducks, but I do have to say, I think it is indeed Daffy. Although, come to think of it, it might look a little bit like a Donald too.

    What a QUACK!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *