Into the Clouds

The last two times I hiked Leon M. Weekes Environmental Preserve, an Osprey circled above.

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The Heron

It has been cooling in the afternoon, and six p.m. hikes have become a wonderful reward when I can get away from the writing and grading papers. It was towards the end of such a hike last week when we came across this Great Blue Heron. I stopped to let Sandy cool off in the pool running over from one of the brackish creeks at Oleta River State Park. I looked up and saw the heron:

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Sunset bike ride

As I stretched and got ready for tonight’s bike ride this little Loggerhead Shrike was perched close by.

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