It is a quiet night in the woods. There are plenty of robins, but no crows or owls. The cardinals and jays were quiet, too. But I did see a few deer along the trail. They’re almost as common as squirrels and twice as tame.
I missed a great photo along the lake. (Parents tend to give a guy a stern eye when he wants a photos of the kids.) A young girl — probably not yet in school — was leading a large dog on leash. The dog looked absolutely humiliated…After all this was a child half the dog’s weight tugging him along and screeching in his ear. The dog’s pride was just a bit bruised. It didn’t help when I chuckled a bit when they passed me.
The dog would be happy to know he wasn’t the only one who would be laughed at tonight.
The north side of Lake Harriet is a great spot for watching planes taking off from the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. I stopped to watch a few planes fly overhead, as I usually do, when I heard some laughter. I turned and saw two couples looking my way quickly turn away. A few “shhhes” and embarrassed looks on the girls gave me a clue.
They probably saw me and thought they saw a cute old guy impressed by the big fancy plans. That’s very odd because I am neither cute nor old, I just look that way.
Note the photo of the two young boys and the ducks. Looks like a sweet photo, doesn’t it? Sure. The kids are spitting on the ducks. I’m sure it is harmless enough — what will a duck care — but there was something dastardly about boys. Cute boys, for certain, but not very respectful of ducks.
So that’s it. This is all I have tonight. A few bad pictures and hastily written explanations. Kind of off my game. It is Sunday. I think I’ll watch an episode of Columbo and read something from Philip Dick.
(I should get a real camera…)
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