As the title implies, I am torn between the proper title for this post.
The obvious is the image of sunrise at Harvard Pond. However, while I was waiting for the sun to clear the distant trees, I noticed a beaver swimming nearby, nibbling on some pond lily pads and seemingly unconcerned with my presence. He/she definitely knew I was there but just swam around doing the beaver paddle and continuing with breakfast…..no tail slaps for protest. I was there for the sunrise and thought that, should I abandon that and run for my 300, the beaver would not be comfortable and might leave for another buffet so I stayed put with the wide angle in place and no picture.. Well, no need for concern. This one apparently is unafraid and proceeded to swim right up to my position on the shore, an obvious beaver trail into the woods, and settled down directly in front of me. Our eyes met, I spoke quiet nothings and time stood still……for about 10 seconds. I offered to clear the path, but he/she just turned and went back to the lily pads and eventually some distant reeds. Seconds later, the sun made its appearance.