I followed a beautiful great white egret for a while at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary as he moved ever so slowly through the swamp and then along a log. Occasionally he would spot some food
in the water and dart his head so fast that I never caught him in action.
Hurricane Irma knocked down a lot of trees at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, including some of the named, hundreds of years old, tall cypress trees. It isn't all bad. Most of the trees just toppled where they were. The ones that landed on boardwalks have been pushed into the swamp, where -- as
"nursery logs" -- they will host insect families, ferns, orchids and other life.
South Main Street in South Windsor runs along the Connecticut River, but high enough that it is not affected by seasonal overflow of the floodplain. There is a mix of lovely old houses, farm land, modest modern houses and falling down relics. I photograph only the nice houses.