Don’t worry: I have all the photos people sent me when I was in Poland (I’m back now). They will appear in time—at least the good photos—but today we must have some photos of Stephen Barnard from Idaho. He has a backlog, too, but these just came, and are lovely. His notes are indented:
There were more than thirty Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) in the newly cut alfalfa field today and they were making quite a racket. They gather into large groups before migration.
As a lagniappe, one of the Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) fledglings was hanging out by the ponds.
And a landscape:
Smoke from the Pioneer Fire, over 100 miles away, looking north to the Wood River Valley.