Venice is full of wonderful, old weathered statues peering down at the streets below.
Goslings can acquire a high degree of independence within a few hours or days. They are born with their eyes open and have a protective down (Precocial). They are able to forage for food and swim, but still need to remain under the protective eye of their parents.
I saw this golden, yellow poppy on a rocky hillside in the sunshine. Its unfurled petals were still creased.