Hour of the Egret
After a long day, I generally take an evening walk. It was on one such stroll a few years ago that I came across the old Venice [FL] train station, abandoned and derelict. Its grandiose Romanesque arches are now defaced with graffiti and a superhighway roars overhead, but I like to imagine it in its heyday in the 1920’s when trains were the only sensible way to travel long distances.
Egrets regularly feed in a canal that runs nearby, and I recalled that these birds were once as endangered as the passenger train is today.