Jordan Lake: I don’t often get to see the beginning of the breeding plumage change in the common loon as usually these beautiful birds have all headed north by now. The loon’s plumage patterns are startling and, yet, its face is wistful. I watched it for a moment, thinking about changes in all of our lives. May you have a peaceful night and dream with the loon who is probably hundreds of miles north by now.

peace and grace, Doc Ellen

Jordan Lake, Doc Ellen’s Evening Note:  I celebrate October 31 as All Saints’ Eve.  A time to remember those gone Home before me: be they family, friends, furred or feathered companions.  I miss them all and visit their memories, gently, in the crispness of the autumn eventide.  Take the thoughts of those you also cradle within your soul, with you into the beginning of a new month on the morrow. Peace and Grace, Doc Ellen