In all our 15 years of lake living I have never seen a morning rainbow, but today there it was. Not one, but two–the second only faintly visible. The rainbow stretched over the houses and across the lake. What a great way to start the day. Then, the good news followed.
The Deer Park Prairie, those 50 acres of ancient prairie surrounded by development and at risk of being bulldozed for housing, have been saved. It will be preserved and protected, and that is a great thing. My personal thanks to all who helped.
P.S. One note about the salt marsh mosquito that I failed to mentioned yesterday. The aggressive eater has one positive feature: it does not carry West Nile Virus. Which means that although you may be drained of every drop of blood, you do not have to worry about contracting the virus. See, there’s a bright spot in every story.