I walked with a friend to Swindler Cove, along the Harlem River. Usually I see cormorants there, but there were none today. We did see a lovely tree, adorned with huge fungus "ears" that reminded me of cloud ears used in Asian cooking. I wanted to post a photo of the tree, but failed after three attempts, despite having uploaded the photo three separate times.
commented that I appeared to be in pain while working on this.