There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day
But when we are certain of sorrow in store
Why do we always arrange for more
Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear
Rudyard Kipling 1865 - 1936
The holiday will be a much needed tonic after a tough year and a great loss. I hope you're getting a break somewhere and wish you some great birding. I leave on Tuesday and I'll post a few tales of my travels if possible...