>> Wednesday, March 27, 2013
We waited. The sun sank and the light grew soft. Just as we started to fidget, someone pointed down the water and we all turned to look. They came in pairs and small groups at first, little red dots skimming a few feet above the gray-blue surface of the lake. Then they came nearer. Their scarlet wings caught the light and as they settled on the island in front of us, they seemed to grow against the green background of foliage.