Royal Farms is a convenience store chain on the Eastern Shore. The first time I saw the chickens wandering around this busy store, I thought someone would be upset that their chickens had gotten out and would be killed in this parking lot. But apparently these chickens visit the Royal Farms all the time.
On the Sunday morning I took this picture, this beautiful rooster was holding forth, crowing next to the parking lot. Regal. Most people weren’t paying much attention to him – certainly not giving him the royal treatment he deserves – but I did see a few smiles.