Even a rodent

A nutria (a.k.a. coypu; Myocaster coypus) standing on the shore of White Rock Lake (2009_04_10_014804)

I’ve often called sunrise and sunset “sweetlight time” when it comes to photography.  The low, angular light filtered through the atmosphere draws out rich colors and textures, and a sense of longing seems to rise up from elongated shadows that stretch away in silent accompaniment, the tall friend who never leaves your side.

In this light, even a rodent as lowly as the introduced nutria (a.k.a. coypu; Myocaster coypus) presents an air of finely tailored raiment fit for a night on the town.

5 thoughts on “Even a rodent”

    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks they’re awfully cute, Chris! Like beavers–who I also think are quite the lookers–seeing a nutria always makes me smile.

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