Two days ago I took a series of photographs of this bird. Trying to capture as close-up as possible with my simple camera(Sony cyber-shot) , I approached slowly, taking a step at a time and clicking away, fully aware that any second I could be deemed dangerous and the bird might take flight. I was able to get pretty close and sit right by the pole just a couple of feet away in the pier. We studied each other until it was time for me to leave. I was thrilled to share quiet zen moment together on a beautiful day. I wondered what kind of adventure resulted in only one leg for this bird -- because he surely was not standing on one leg rather had only one leg.
Speaking of sharing, a friend sent me a link to a two minute video of the day on every painting in MoMA on Flavorwire.com - a wonderful way to check out the paintings!