Every Sunday evening there were three television shows that I watched when I was a child. Lassie, Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, and Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom signaled to me that indeed the magnificent weekend was coming to a close and Monday morning and school were knocking at the door. I cannot say that the sure knowledge of another week of school gave me a heart full of joy but these three shows made an indelible impression on my young mind.
Last week I was able to engage in one of my favorite pastimes which is walking through the luxurious Thompson Woods around Campus Lake at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
Above is the Great Blue Herron, who a photographer friend of mine has named Herman. Now we move on to the Land of the Turtles.
Finally the wonderful world of squirrels.
I continue to learn the lessons of peace and tranquility from the textbook of nature.