O look, it's a mallard stone. They are all tucked in shady spots. Funny, if you were a mammal you'd be tucked in a sunny place.
There's a line of mallard stones in the shade from the trunk of that tree...except when a dog comes by, then they lift their heads, is it time to flap wings and get out of reach? Not this time, that leash is short! Sigh, back to sleep.
Our past experiences can and do influence our emotional reactions and responses to present events.