It's been one thing after another for the past several weeks. After enduring a very long, emotional week in connection with the horrific terrorist attack in Orlando, I wanted nothing more than to seek solitude last night. And…I found it! The week before the mass shooting, Tropical Storm Colin breezed by and dumped 10+ inches of rain in some parts of Sarasota. Portions of Myakka River State Park are still flooded, and as a result, I pretty much had the place to myself. The resident animals are seeking dry territory and their behavior seems a little out of sorts. I spotted these two black-bellied whistling ducks sitting on a wood fence near the flooded river. They kept inching along the fence and looking down, as if they were disgusted by the smelly flood water -- and that was the last place they wanted to stick their little webbed feet. Hope everyone in the blogosphere has been doing well!