Hi everyone. It's been quite some time since I've been on the forums. Like all of you folks, 2020 was not a great year. In spite of covid, I've was able to get out and hunt quite a bit with both shotgun and camera. I've had a few mishaps that I wish could have been avoided: 1.) Last December my dog Moxie had an accident hunting. She somehow scratched the cornea of her right eye. We all thought with medications she could be fixed up in no time. However that was not the case. She ended up with a terribly bad infection that all the medications we tried were unable to stop. My veterinarian. and very good friend finally had to remove her eye, since the whole infection had become life threatening. It was a bad deal, especially because she was having so much pain. As I sit here typing at my computer, she's lying here snoozing away. Moxie has made a full recovery, and you'd never know she is a one eyed dog by watching her retrieve. She missed the whole last 5 weeks or more of the duck season, which was upsetting to both her and me. So Marc and I decided to hunt the opening day of the late goose season. Moxie and I sat out all day with no geese anywhere near us. Marc joined me later in the afternoon. Just before shoot time ended, we open up on a speckle belly that we called in. The goose was up there, but Moxie had sat out in the blind the whole day watching duck after duck come right in, and having to tell her no bird. Marc tipped a wing and sailed it clear across the club. Against my better judgement I sent Moxie on a terribly long retrieve. She chased that bird for what seemed like forever. The speck could fly along the water, plus it kept diving on her. When she finally nabbed the goose Marc and I were yelling with joy! You could prolly hear us clear across the grasslands. This was my very favorite hunt of the entire season. I really realized that she still had what it takes. 2.) I had a wreck driving out to the duck club in early February with my 2019 Ford Ranger PU. I still have not got my truck back from the repair shop. Ford does not have parts available, and it does not look like I'll get it back any time soon. I had a free rental vehicle for the first 30 days, and since then, it's costing me $28 per day...very expensive and frustrating to say the least. 3) A couple of weeks ago, my doctor had me take a nuclear stress test, and the results indicated that there was a problem. He sent me in for an angiogram, and the results showed an 80% blockage to my right artery. It delivers blood to the lower part of the hear. That same day, I had a stent put in, and now I'm doing fine. The interesting part is...I had no symptoms at all, indicating that I had a problem. 4.) A few hours ago, I learned that I had a hose to my water heater burst, and it flooded my cabin. I will definitely have to deal with that tomorrow. So, I'm throwing in a few of the many photos I've taken during the past few months. I hope you like them. This bird is called a phainopepla. The last time I saw one, is 55 years ago on a field trip with my ornithology professor in college. Needless to say, I was pretty happy about this shot.