The moon rose over the Berkeley hills tonight and painted the lavender waters with a golden brush. This Egret took advantage of the light and continued foraging while night fell.
I know owls are seen as bad luck in Tanzania... but they are the best of luck in the Bay Area and at Berkeley's Cesar Chaves Park. Not much can lift my spirits more than coming around a bend and seeing this face looking back at me. In the hopes that my delight can transfer through the internets and bring joy in Dar es Salaam, I offer these images as a birthday salutation. See you in a few weeks!