Last week, I arrived at the Owen Park Band Shell a little early; I play oboe in the Eau Claire Municipal Band, and we weren’t supposed to be set up and ready to play until 7:00 pm. That gave me about 15 minutes to wander around the park.
Actually, the more accurate verb was “slosh.” I realized I wasn’t the only one exploring; the river had risen and was lapping curiously at some of the park’s trees.
It wasn’t an especially good day to be a tree, but it was an excellent day to be a duck.
Also a goose.
Sometimes nature needs a change of pace too.