By C. F. Lawrenson
While taking a walk around the swampy end of a lake in northern Pennsylvania, my wife Holly took a great picture of an osprey perched on this crooked stump that was poking out of the water. Ospreys will dive into the water to snag a fish rather than skimming them off the top with their talons like eagles do. This Osprey's breast feathers were matted together in small triangular clumps indicating that he had already been in the water at least once. In my mind I could see a different background from the one that existed, with a sunrise highlighting a new morning sky as last night's storm prepares to move on.