Yesterday, I enjoyed my lunch by the edge of a marsh taking in the scenery.


These ducks were startled by my presence and took off in flight.


A frog watched me carefully, never moving from his lily pad. Do you see him?


A hawk took exception to my presence. He was not inclined to share his space and did his best to warn me off. With a repetitive, piercing cry, he headed straight for me.


Only to swoop up at as he got close,


and circled overhead a few times before returning to take up watch in a tall tree, never taking his eyes off me.


On that note, I packed up and finished my lunch in the car.