Today is Earth Day, 2004.
Yesterday afternoon, as I walked along the edge of the surf I came across a loon resting on the beach. Because loon's legs are set far back on their bodies to facilitate diving, they are incredibly awkward on land, moving with great difficulty. As a result, I was able to approach to within just a few feet. Even though the loon was still sporting winter plumage, it was a strikingly beautiful bird, and it treated me repeatedly to its distinctive call.
In the evening Fiddler Dave & I met at the Pub to listen to two talented musicians from Vermont playing the steel drums. (Steel drum players from Vermont?? Yes, and they were excellent!)