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A Foggy Morning Walk

Despite a “sunny” forecast, today’s trip to Theler Wetlands in Belfair was shrouded in fog. As is usually the case, I actually saw more birds than normal, like this Great Blue Heron staring out towards the water

Great Blue Heron Standing in Fog

where invisible hunters blasted away at unseen birds

Hunters in Fog

and even seagulls cast a suspicious look at walkers who seemed nearly as annoyed by the blasts as the birds themselves

Seagull in fog

and tried to avoid frightening the few ducks we saw into harm’s way.

Pair of Mallards in Fog

Despite the gunfire, the heavy fog was amazingly peaceful, so peaceful that after the hunters faded back into the fog I found myself focusing on my feet as I walked, a strange carryover from this week’s Yoga instruction.