It's been warm and sunny here. So warm and so full of sunshine that the news made the front page headline of our local newspaper. The headline said: Sunny weather to persist into and through the week. This is big news around here where the typical summer weather is fog, fog, and more fog. So, we've been out enjoying this good fortune of blue skies and balmy temperatures. There is a minus tide expected this week as well, so our non-existent calendar is full of rendezvous with beauty.
Monday we went to the marsh for a quick three mile walk in the morning.
The tide was almost at its highest for the day. That typically means
there wouldn't be many birds or wildlife around, just lots of views of
skypools and sunlit mountain vistas. We were surprised though to see
As we were heading back to the car, we remembered
that we wanted to take one more look at Klopp Lake (the lake closest to
the parking lot) to see if we could see what we thought might be some
Night Herons on the first island. When we got there, we still couldn't
see the island well enough to see who was there. But I glanced down
right in front of us and saw this Night Heron not more than fifteen feet from where we