Todd and I took a break from writing,
spent a lovely afternoon at Great Meadow in Concord, MA.
Saw lots of our old friends the red-winged blackbirds.
Saw snakes a plenty.
Saw more snakes.
Saw geese on the wing over the Concord River.
And the best--saw a great blue heron.
He saw us, too, and let us watch him fishing.
Here he is scaring off a blackbird.
Frogs went a-leaping, fish went a-swimming . . .
but the mighty heron found plenty of food.
The longer we walked, the less I could tell water from sky.
That's when you know it's been a good day.