dale: I’ve seen that dark streak often here, to the point where I think of it as characteristic of Dave’s work.

Dave: I love the juxtapositions here — especially the bird, who quite likely succumbed to the same error that staggered even a large mammal like yourself….

Down here, we’ve got a bit more green left than shows in your photos — besides ferns, some of the bushes still have a a few green leaves, crabgrass and wild garlic are still toughing it out, and of course the dratted box ivy is still strangling half the trees.

That heron I saw today must have been looking for food, but even the minnows have packed it in. (I wonder if it can eat a squirrel? ;-) )