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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park, San Antonio NM

Brrr..., Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio NM, January 2, 2013
Brrr..., Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio NM, January 2, 2013

Frost on the pumpkin

It got a wee bit chilly in the neighborhood last night. It was a windy 12 degrees at eight this morning when I shot this guy/gal taking off from his/her night standing frozen in the pond. Several of them were flying out with legs tucked up this morning. They don't usually do that. It can't be very aerodynamic. Perhaps the waste heat from the extra energy it took to fly the bird was welcome this morning.

Nightcamp

Site 10 - Bosque Bird Watcher's RV Park, San Antonio NM

Others Choose the Path of Healing

The labor camp in Erfurt and, after the war, the refugee camp in Mainz were all I knew when I came here [from Germany] in 1947 at the age of seven. Like many camp survivors, it was not the experience itself that dogged me as much as the why of it. The why seems clearer every day: those who see themselves as victims, nations included, have license to commit these things. Others choose the path of healing.

Michael Guran, architect, in Jesse Monongya, Opal Bears and Lapis Skies by Lois Sherr Dubin

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