Baby mergansers driven up on shore and held there by a mama loon guarding her chick
"Blaze strikingly in the dawn this week..." man, oh, man, that is no lie. I got up at 4 to finish up the Farm Side while it is reasonably quiet and there they were. Venus is so bright that it looks unnatural-like a glowing orb the size of a softball out there over the old pasture with Jupiter right beside it, smaller but still absurdly bright. Wow, what a treat-worth getting up for all by themselves.
It is nice to hear our resident green frog croaking up a storm out in the water garden too..and it is blessedly cool and brisk for a change.
Guess I'd better get to work. Have a good one.