An Umbrella, An Egret, and Lucky Timing
I really needed to get a walk in today. So even though the rain hadn’t exactly stopped, my son and I drove to the Village Hall in Matteson, Illinois, hoisted the umbrella, walked around their lovely grounds (complete with barn swallows and swamp rose mallows), and continued up over I-57 on a dedicated bike and pedestrian lane.
We have walked here before, but today I was on the lookout for herons and egrets in the marshy areas next to the pathway.
We were in luck. A white egret was walking and flying around the entire time we were walking by. By the neck posture and size, I’m guessing it was a Great Egret.
I’m just glad the rain stopped by this time so that I could take down the umbrella and snap some pictures!
Good day, good walk!