The Utility of Things

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to take a lovely boat ride down the St Croix River with some friends and it was, not only glorious weather, but a fine opportunity to wonder at how easily it appears that nature and culture have melded together so tenuously.  Here is an eagle’s nest dangerously perched on top of power lines, but I’m sure to the eagles it is the perfect bird’s-eye view of the river and all that it avails.  Then there is the railroad bridge that opens magically when the water is too high to pass under it (we’ve had a very wet season here) so we could continue our sojourn down the river.  It was a lovely lesson of cooperation, I wish we humans could catch on as easily.

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