When we lived in Little Rock,
we used to drive out to Pinnacle Mountain State Park to go hiking.
Every time we went there, we passed a large pond
with a single dead tree near the shore.
That tree was always covered with Snowy Egrets.
That many white egrets in one place definitely catches one's attention.
I love this photo from the blog "The View from the Canoe."
It really captures the quiet beauty of egrets:
So today when I was zipping from here to there,
I passed a large oval-shaped lake near where I work.
All along the shore, and evenly spaced,
rested almost two dozen snow-white egrets.
Quite a sight, actually.
Judging from this photo on the Birding Information web site,
self-spaced egrets are a common occurrence:
Later I drove past the lake again and the egrets were all gone.
Not a single one remained.
I always wonder where they go and if they all go together.
One of the lesser mysteries of life, I suppose.