The Story is Finished! (Plus some wildlife pics)

Okay, here’s a little positive update, for those who are interested:  This morning I finished my first draft of my new short story, titled, “I For One Welcome Our New Computer Overlords.”  It’s actually not as silly a story as you might expect based upon the title, which I think I’ve said before.  I shall finish my first re-edit of Mark Red, then proceed to edit the short story to get it into presentable form, then I’ll post it here for your entertainment and feedback.  I hope you’ll like it.

In the meantime, this morning and at lunch behind the office, I had some fun wildlife encounters.  First, this morning I was watching the fish from a sort of covered dock in the park, when a tired-looking pelican swam up, went right under the dock, then up to the shore.  He or she (I don’t know which…I am no ornithologist) flapped out his wings and took a bit of a break from daily fishing activities.  I wouldn’t have been surprised if he had lit up a cigarette.  Here’s a picture or two:

Then, at lunchtime, coming out along the sidewalk, I saw a very large iguana that I’ve seen before.  This time, though, he (I’m pretty confident of the gender this time, because he flapped a very prominent dewlap a few times) was accompanied by a slightly smaller, very green friend.  Here’s a picture or three of the pair:

Apologies for the quality, but my camera phone is not top of the line.  The green one was hard to see, even in person.  I didn’t notice it until I was pretty close.

They were grazing on the berm as I approached, and gave me a pose or two, but then started meandering back to the cover of the trees…not that anything or anyone nearby was likely to bother the big fella.

Incidentally, there were some pretty cool fish schooling around by the dock, but I’m even less of an ichthyologist than an ornithologist, so I can’t identify them.  I would have taken photos of them as well, but there would have been little for me to show you for help in identification.

Further bulletins as events warrant.

TTFN!

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