For a number of reasons, including the family reunion photo show that’s looming ever- larger on my horizon; preparations for a visit from Squiddy, Mr. G, and The Elf; cabin renovation prior to their arrival; and a recent shoulder injury that’s going to require corrective surgery, I am going to have far less time to devote to this website, and especially to acknowledging and commenting on the wonderful offerings that you, my followers, continue to post. I hope to let you know occasionally that I’m still kicking around, but it will probably be late July before I’m able to give you your proper due again. Please bear with me and rest assured that I’ll be looking at your posts, even though I probably won’t even have time to leave a “Like.”
Meanwhile, here’s something to help to tide you (and me) over until I can be back with you as I’ve become so comfortably accustomed. As a sequel to my last post, later in my hike, after communing with the woodpeckers, I chanced upon these two wonderful Canada geese sheltering near the forest edge with (only) four goslings. They left their shelter and waddled away from me, and I was careful not to cause them any extra alarm, following them only with my telephoto lens until they disappeared over the hill in the direction of the nearby wetland.