The day after the owners locked out the players, crows congregated in a tree just a block or so from where the Chicago Bears train in Bourbonnais.
I wanted to impose some sort of meaning on it, but really can't, so it is just a Wild of the Week.
There's a bit of the lull on Sundays on the outdoors page of the Sun-Times in the weeks between the end of Buck of the Week: Unplugged, the weekly celebration of live big bucks around Chicago outdoors, and the beginning of Morel of the Week or Mushroom of the Week.
I fill those Sundays with WOTW photos. And some good ones have started to pop in.
However, I suspect MOTW is not far away.
Very soon I expect somebody to send some shots of morels from a trip to southern Illinois.
E-mail nominations for any of those weekly photo celebrations to firstname.lastname@example.org.