Down the hill behind our deck is a – pond. Sort of. I think technically it’s a vernal pool, since in dry years it dries up. This time of year, if there is water, it is mostly green.
Off to one side, sticking out in the water, is a rock.
Almost every afternoon there are turtles on the rock. But sometimes there are birds – ducks, geese, and very rarely a heron. This year we’ve seen a Green Heron and a Great Blue Heron on the rock.
Which is fairly unusual. I think we’ve seen a heron here just 4 times in 5 years.
Rare things happen rarely, but they do still happen.
And you don’t see anything if you never look.
Which is why it is also important to check the back end of your WordPress site every so often. Don’t just add a post and close the window.
Because a rare thing like a bad plugin conflict can still happen. It happened to me just the other day, in fact.
To prevent this rarity from becoming common – you can make sure your plugins aren’t too out of date, especially these next few months as a bunch of updates are headed out way.
Look for those red dots with white numbers.
Back up the site, and update the plugins.
Then go outside and see what is on your rock, whatever that may be. You never know- there could be something good today.