Quite by serendipity the other day, I was suddenly confronted by some news on social media that saddened and shocked me . . . a dear acquaintance had died quite unexpectedly at her home a few days ago. Nora was her name.I really didn’t know Nora very well – we’d met a couple of years ago while out birding. She spent time now and then at a family home near where I live, and when she was here, she often took photographs in the wetland preserves that I frequent.
It was always a treat to bump into Nora. She was enthusiastic and full of energy and always loved talking about her passion for eagles and her birding expeditions to Alaska.I remember with fondness the day Nora and I stood watching these charming juvenile Wood Storks. We chatted about what they must be thinking. I had posted the photo above on Facebook last year with the caption, “See those two ladies over there? I think they like us!”
I will miss you, Nora.