For Wordless Wednesday.
My Blogging from A to Z theme is happy things. Three happy things with intent!
We took a beach walk two nights ago and the beach was full of birds. Three great blue herons, three oyster catchers, an eagle landed in the surf, crows, gulls and the flock of brant. There were various dogs being walked, who were not chasing any of the birds, hooray for that!
I love this great blue heron: so intent on fishing. What are you intent on? Intent, intention, attention, retention. So many tents….
I was intent in clinic yesterday. We had a packed schedule and I started thirty minutes early to add an extra patient and I had good intentions to run on time. I didn’t. By the last person I was running 20 minutes late, and three people were grumpy. No, four people were grumpy because I have to add myself to that. I had good intentions, but I can’t control what problems people bring to clinic and they don’t always fit in the time allotted!
Here is the eagle, also intent on dinner. I don’t think of bald eagles as surf birds, but this one had caught something and landed. We did not get close, not wanting to disturb things.
The photographs are taken at the Port Townsend Bay beach below Chetzemoka Park. Happy blogging.
Taken at Kai Tai Lagoon, this week.
We went to take other pictures and then started walking home. I took one last zoom picture…. shhhhh, she’s asleep.
She and I rest some, just enjoying the morning sun.
Our heron is grooming again. We had a discussion last night: do they have more bones in the neck than people? And what about giraffes?
Here is a lovely blog post about birds and bones and herons’ necks from 2013: http://rosy-finch.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-unfeathered-bird-review-and.html. Add that book to my wish list, it sounds both gorgeous and fascinating.