I think of the phrase “ships passing in the night.”  Random encounters also happen at dawn  (like Donald C and McAllister Brothers),

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December afternoons (like Maryland and Evening Mist), or

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mid morning ( like Aegean Sea and Laura K Moran), and every hour in between.  Sometimes they prompt a spin for second glance,

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sometimes they lead to joined forces (like Jill and Kristy Ann Reinauer) and other times

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there’s  just a perfunctory  wave as they steam by (like Thomas D. Witte and Christian Reinauer)

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The challenge is to know when to steam by, when to get a second and third inquiring look, and when to form alliances.  Form ye alliances while you might . . . hmmm . . . is that like “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may . . .”?  Rest of Herrick’s poem is here.

Photos, WVD.