I got several good images from my brief visit to Hinckley Lake yesterday before a very, very long work "day." Some shots were, of course, better than others. Some have been deleted –just no good– and a few got away. I'm pretty happy with this shot of a Great Blue Heron starting its day in the shallows. I watched as it preened its expansive wings, stretched, and then stood as if to begin warming up for a morning of fishing. A hunter of another sort had laid a trap that I found all covered with dew. The droplets and low sun angle combined to create a shimmering rainbow on, what for insects, is a deadly snare but what, for the spider, means life. Needless to say, mornings at Hinckley Lake are my favorite time there and I feel calmed just recalling the scenes and sensations from my visit.