|A hungry heron stands poised in the marsh.|
|A hungry heron notices someone way off in the distance behind him.|
|A hungry heron stubbornly refuses to go back to his hunting even though the camera |
is very far away; things only appear close here thanks to the zoom.
|The hungry heron's stubbornness wins, and CBW puts her camera away.|
The herons here lately have been waking me up at all hours of the night, as have the resident fox and the Canada geese. I can count on hearing from them anywhere from midnight to 4:30.
No need for an alarm, every bird in the 23076 zip code is rising and steadily calling and chatting away between 5 and 5:30 a.m. now.
Anyone who thinks it's peaceful and quiet in Mathews has never tried to sleep with the windows open (or closed for that matter) on a summer night.
Well, maybe I am a little. I just want one night of uninterrupted sleep.
It just might be time to invest in