At rest

This is a photo I wasn't sure I was going to put up on this site.  I found this bird, an Eared Grebe, on the shore near South Tufa at Mono Lake.  I couldn't stop taking pictures of him.  Some may say that's a little creepy.  

I took many photos on that trip but I also took little iPhone videos to send to my dear Aunt Viv, who passed the following month from Lung Cancer.  I wanted to show her some of the beauty I'd seen because I didn't think she'd get a chance to travel again and I was right.  My Aunt Viv was the biggest fan of my photography and I miss her every day.  

I find beauty in lots of things, even this graceful bird, who is at rest forever.