So, today it was not practical to carry the camera full time the way I usually do. It just wasn't.
So I didn't.
And when I stopped by the library, there was a young heron, standing in the edging, looking a bit dazed, in perfect photo position--peering around a cactus, to be precise.
Later, he was over standing on someone's wall, trying to figure out whether or not he could reach the roof. Again, a beautiful photo op, and I had no camera!
Apparently, they're still figuring out how to fly, so they pretty regularly land in front yards or in library edgings.
Oh--and the woman who had complained about all the noise the nestlings were making? It was her yard, and she was delightedly calling her husband out to look.
I knew she was protesting too much!
And I'm simply going to have to figure out how to carry my camera tomorrow.
I won't be near those herons, but something else might happen. You never know.