Later, from a trail like a green tunnel, where we were the ones hidden from view, we watched the action across the water:
There's a wood duck in there somewhere.
A bit of body-building exercise. Flap, flap, flap.
Now a refreshing shower.
Shaking the water out of his coat.
Check the mirror. Everything in order? Hat on straight? Ready to go, then.
Waiting for her guy.
Dinner date, maybe.