Sometimes I become so enamored with the trees that I forget about the birds of Humboldt County.
The great egrets (above) are ubiquitous, as are the Stellar's jays, who refuse to pose for a picture, but don't have a problem stealing any food left hanging around. A flock of maybe a dozen brown pelicans flew not more than ten feet over our heads one day. We saw cormorants and sandpipers and greater yellow legs and a wood duck we weren't close enough to identify. This really isn't birding season, but hey.
And look at this: Cattle with their very own beach to graze on.
When life is, perhaps, challenging, it's good to contemplate these things.
I started reading a book on the fabric of the cosmos this week and fired one of my clients.
I'm not going to say all this is definitely related, but I will say maybe.