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Glen Loyd Videos

Scenic views of Rock County and southern Wisconsin with community videographer Glen Loyd.

Glen Loyd Videos: Sweet purple martins smile on the Rock River

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By Glen Loyd
Friday, June 16, 2017

Hope is the thing with feathers

By Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul

and sings the tune without the words

And never stops - at all....

Glen says that bird could be a purple martin. (Male purple martins are iridescent and dark blue-purple overall. Females are lighter with white or brown under feathers.)


Glen Loyd lives on the Rock River in Janesville 15 days a month. He is a former public information officer for Wisconsin Consumer Protection, publishes a weekly consumer protection blog. Glen is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.


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