Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Proof of rain

Intermediate Egret, Niger
Photo by Ulf Liedén

Yesterday I walked out to see the lake--from afar it even looked blueish--and there were dozens of white egrets on the far shore. Up close the water is clouded and brown, and its shores are gouged out in pockets where men have cut out clay to make bricks, but it is a lake nonetheless. Small, oddly-shaped, but proof that rain came. I approached the edge and caught a quick glimpse of a turtle(!) who plopped into the mud, safe. That was COOL. I haven't seen any turtles. Maybe he is the only one. Where has he been since last year when the rains stopped?

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