Remember the post about the loon? Well, here are some pictures of Pat trying to catch her. Yikes.
This is Pat trying to get a struggling loon to water. What you can't quite see is that she is twisting like a crankshaft in his hands.
This is Pat giving up on the loon. She is about to get wiped out by that little breaker. If you click the picture, you'll see her in center left.
The loon is in the center giving Pat the finger. This is shortly before he came onto shore to recover from 59 degree water and she washed up. There's a surfer in the far background. Wheee!
And this is the beautiful parchment-and-lavender colored iris in my yard. Wow.
Thought you'd enjoy.