Archive - May 8, 2006

Busy season

After a crazy weekend, things stayed busy into Monday, which means we are going to be going crazy for the next four weeks. I fight irritibility and anxiety this time of year. Although I enjoy business immensely, a few little incidents can turn the enjoyment into peevishness.

The spring brings an overdose of human contact. Ninety-five percent of it is salubrious. However, it is the five percent which sticks in one's craw. For example, I caught myself spending time thinking about a man who was quite brusk and unpleasant this morning. What was his problem? What did I do?

Hooded merganser

Caught this cutie on the pond this morning. Boy, did he and his harem flee when I approached the shore for a photo.