This is the picture I intended to post yesterday, but I could not bear it. In the morning I listened to “Democracy Now”, as usual. There was an interview with Elizabeth Kolbert about her new book The Sixth Extinction. The book’s premise, in a nutshell — we are on the leading edge of the 6th great extinction of flora and fauna on our planet. But this one is man-made. Now, this is not news to me. That was yesterday morning. Yesterday evening I had chosen this picture to post. Look closely and you will see the net next to this tiny creature, and it is in his mouth. I could not bear to look at this photo last night. Here is the interview, if you have the heart to watch it.
Echo Park Lake near downtown Los Angeles, 9 Feb 2014