It was a beautiful day yesterday and I brought my camera in hopes of photographing a tree I had noticed off of Constitution Avenue. As I was walking by a trash can, I heard a noise and out popped this "Rat with a bushy tail". I was able to get fairly close and get her portrait. I could see for certain too, that she was a female who had probably had a litter of young earlier this year. Being a mother myself, I suppose I can understand why she was driven to resort to dumpster diving to get food.
We did get to my tree and I tooks some pictures of its drapey fronds against the clear blue sky. I still don't think I was able to capture its beauty. I will have to try another day.