As we set out on our walk with Murphy this morning, we were greeted by an unusual sighting just down the road. Sandhill cranes! We've never seen them in Crystal Lake before, although I know that they do stop over in a nature preserve a few towns away from us as they make their way to parts north. This pair seemed unperturbed as we watched them stroll across an open lowland area. Murphy was unimpressed but Andy and I were captivated.