Downward Facing Crane

, , , , | Romantic | December 3, 2019

(My husband and I are walking our dog one morning on the sea wall. The tide is in, but several large rocks protrude above the water. A heron is perched on the very top of one of the largest, with several smaller shorebirds arrayed in a rough semi-circle on a slightly lower level.)

Me: “There’s an illustration for you: ‘Heron preaching to the oystercatchers.’”

(Just then, the heron stretches out one wing and cranes its neck around to preen under it.)

Husband: “No, apparently, it’s a yoga class.”

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