Things I saw at the creek today:
Dozens of blue and green dragonflies.
A red winged blackbird.
Fresh racoon tracks to the water's edge.
A blue-claw crab (first I have seen here) patrolling the water's edge, looking for a fiddler crab to have for lunch.
A blue-claw crab swimming for its life across the water with a gang of minnows hot on its tail.
Otto III, King of the Fiddler Crabs, standing his ground and waving his claw at me.
And in the good news department:
My son made Petty Officer, Third Class.
Whoo-hoo!! Conga-rats to him!!