I live on a lovely creek bank. I get to see all sorts of wonderful sights throughout the year. I have seen ducks, snakes, dragonfly mating wheels, cranes, and beavers. It is always amazing. However, it was a fairly harsh lesson nature had to teach me when I moved here. Nature is, after all, sometimes very cruel. Luckily, the awe-inspiring wildlife I get to see outweighs the abundant amount of dead things I seem to find.