Absolutely stunning day. Humid, which bodes well for a thunderstorm tonight. After such a wet winter and early spring, we could use some rain. Sharon, the dog and I went down to the muskrat swamp and indeed, found a muskrat, and it was alive! Got a blurry picture of his tiny, beavery face, and a detailed, in focus picture of his not so beavery ass. Such is my luck with photography. However, it was a mini-wild kingdom down in the slough, with about 15 geese, assorted ducks, red-winged blackbirds, and a lot of chirping frogs. Beautiful!!! Could have stood there all day watching the wildlife and listening to the soul-soothing pond sounds, but the sun was pretty intense. About a 90 minute walk.