I celebrated a semi-epic birthday on the 18th and spent the entire day in the woods, just wandering with my thoughts. Before I even set foot in the woodlands, I saw a black bear. In town! An owl, mallard ducks, squirrels, great blue heron and rabbit rounded out the day. My dear friend Robin told me I should make some sort of animal totem out of all the wildlife encounters! A few of my fav shots of the day.