"There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousand truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away."
-Henry Ward Beecher
As you can see, it was a gray day here in the Bay Area. The clouds were so thick up in the hills, it was almost like tiny raindrops were falling. The clouds and mist were beautiful, and I had a couple free hours today, so I decided to go down to a new park that has recently opened near the Port of Oakland, "Middle Harbor Shoreline Park." Santa brought me a really nice pair of binoculars for Christmas, and I gave them quite a workout. :) Lots of gorgeous water birds, including my favorite the Egret. This was my first visit to this park, I can't wait to revisit on a clear day. Because of where the edge of the park sits, it almost gives one the feeling that you could reach out and touch San Francisco. Stunning, simply stunning!
(L) Snowy Egret (R) Great Egret
(L) Great Egret (R) American Avocet
Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
January 3rd, 2007