Two Mallard Ducks
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Two Mallard Ducks photograph by Michele Avanti, taken at bird sanctuary & wild life refuge in Roseburg, Oregon.
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Mallard ducks are said to mate for life. Here is a couple perched on a rock in a pond. A perfect photograph to place in the love corner of any room in your home. It will add more stability and harmony to a relationship according to the Chinese art of feng shui.
Feng shui (Listeni/ˌfɛŋ ˈʃuːi/; Listeni/fʌŋ ʃweɪ/; pinyin: fēng shuǐ, pronounced [fɤ́ŋ ʂw�i] ( listen)) is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment. The term feng shui literally translates as "wind-water" in English. This is a cultural shorthand taken from the passage of the now-lost Classic of Burial recorded in Guo Pu's commentary: Feng shui is one of the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics, classified as physiognomy (observation of appearances through formulas and calculations). The feng shui practice discusses architecture in metaphoric terms of "invisible forces" that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together, known as qi.
Historically, feng shui was widely used to orient buildings�often spiritually significant structures such as tombs, but also dwellings and other structures�in an auspicious manner. Depending on the particular style of feng shui being used, an auspicious site could be determined by reference to local features such as bodies of water, stars, or a compass.
Qi rides the wind and scatters, but is retained when encountering water.
Feng shui was suppressed in mainland China during the cultural revolution in the 1960s, but since then has increased in popularity.
Modern reactions to feng shui are mixed. The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience states that some principles of feng shui are "quite rational", while noting that "folk remedies and superstitions... [have been] incorporated into feng shui's eclectic mix"
The mallard (/ˈm�lɑrd/ or /ˈm�lərd/) or wild duck (Anas platyrhynchos) is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand and Australia. This duck belongs to the subfamily Anatinae of the waterfowl family Anatidae.
The male birds (drakes) have a glossy green head and are grey on wings and belly, while the females have mainly brown-speckled plumage. Mallards live in wetlands, eat water plants and small animals, and are gregarious. This species is the ancestor of most breeds of domestic ducks.
October 8th, 2014
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