Our Open Thread this weekend is hosted by a 1920 Berkshire otter, from a book called “In Berkshire Fields” by Walter Prichard Eaton. Courtesy of internetarchivebookimages on Flickr.
Some of the accompanying text reads:
Sometimes you will encounter the slides on the steep river-bank where the otters play. Like seals,they are extremely frisky and sportive, and will climb a bank to slide down into the water by the hour, like small boys on a sawdust pile, or two of them will pull at a stick like a couple of puppies. In the water they are marvelous swimmers, and can catch any fish they set out for.
Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?