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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Beautiful Day

Yesterday there was a nervous anticipation in the air, which as the night progressed turned to relief and joy that our country has chosen to pursue a new direction by electing Barack Obama. Most everyone seemed to be in a bright mood today, encouraged and hopeful. It's an exciting time, and I'm happy and proud to be a part of it. It's nice to feel truly inspired by a politician - something I've never felt before in my relatively short voting career thus far.

It was a beautiful, sunny fall day out yesterday, and we headed down to American Camp to go for a hike. It was really windy out, making for some spectacular wave action that we don't always see in these protected inland waters. The combination of the bright light and fall colors made for some vivid pictures. Make sure to click on them to see larger versions.

There weren't a lot of birds about, except for gulls and a bald eagle soaring on the winds, but I did spot one northern shrike. This is only the second time I've seen this species on the island, so it was an exciting find for me.


Vickie said...

Beautiful photos! And yes, everything is in motion, changing!

Monika said...

Vickie, Let's hope the momentum of change continues!