Actually, some of them were at the Crystal Cove Park all winter, but now a few have moved to the newly cleaned out pond, away from where people take out boats and fish. This is a wonderful development for a photographer like me. One of the things that does drive me nuts is that there are so few areas just to watch nature, without the birds and animals being chased off by people who have to be RIGHT THERE.
This pond is about a mile from where I live. Russ and I used to go down there and park by the road, watching ducks and geese. Sometimes I would have him drop me off with a ton of camera equipment and I'd spend the whole day, just watching. That was back in my film days. I look forward to doing it with the new camera. I've been too busy and too lazy to go down there the last few years, but I hope to change things this year.
Things are looking a little better tonight, thanks to some generous people who made donations to the site (which means I can pay for Vision articles!), and those of you who have been buying the copies of Muse. I also just learned that I have a small royalty check on the way, so that's going to help a lot.
I hope people who read Muse enjoy it as much as I did writing it. Sometimes there are books that are just fun to do, and this was one of them. Even through the countless rewrites, I still enjoyed it!