Hubby took me for a walk in Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Park on Mother’s Day with not only my camera on my person, but his camera on his as well. About where I shot this picture and down a bit, we bumped into a man with a monopod slung over his shoulder with his Canon 70D and Tamron 150-600mm lens attached.
He was on the hunt for songbirds. We chatted awhile as we walked until hubby and I turned right as he continued on the path when the path y’ed off. Even though the parking lot was full, for quite a while it seemed hubby and I were the only two people in the forest as we walked further away from the man searching for songbirds.
This is about the place where hubby and I both just sighed as he slipped his hand in mine. We walked in silence just drinking in the sight of the most gorgeous color. Green … the “color” of Silence.
Our handholding didn’t last very long before my breath caught in my throat and I skipped off-path. I just had to get this shot! I turned around and urged hubby to come on over but he tends to want to stay on the path so he missed out. But you didn’t!
When I took these two pictures with hubby standing right next to me, he just couldn’t see what I saw. Even when I showed him what I captured on my LCD screen he couldn’t believe it. He even said, “I cannot believe your eye!” Do ya see my chest puffed out in pride? Hubby was quite the photographer when he applied himself! Now if you can figure out what the second photo is, my hat is off to you!
About here after I took this shot and walking again on the path, a couple with their “special” son came walking towards us. For some reason this young man (the son) pointed to me and asked, “What’s your name?”. I said “I’m Amy”, to which he replied, “Hi, Amy, I’m Owen.”. I waved and said, “Hi, Owen!”. He waved back and grinned which had me grinning too! And then I continued on down the path with hubby …
I was just putting my camera back on my vest after taking this shot when hubby’s right arm whipped out across my path preventing me from taking one step further. I heard him say, “I don’t like this!” Looking at him I saw he was perfectly serious and then I saw the objects on the ground (bottom right). It looked like someone had dropped their belongings by the side of the path.
And sure enough two male photographers came crawling out of the shrubs. I just stopped and looked at hubby …. “Come on. Please. Relax. Everything is fine.” (Vietnam PTSD) …
Heading back towards the parking lot I suddenly veered off the path because I had a feeling I would get at least one shot when I saw this pond. And sure enough I saw it. A turtle sunning himself! As I took the shot and turned to step back on the path a young couple (early 20’s) asked me if I had seen the turtle. As the conversation unfolded, amazement on my end came forth.
Turns out this young couple do not own a TV and they only have cellphones because of work. As we were about to part ways, the young man stuck his hand out to shake hands with me. “I’m Nate”. “Hi, Nate,” I said as I shook his hand. Immediately I went to shake hands with the young girl who said in turn, “I’m Hannah.”. I smiled hugely and replied, “Hi, Hannah and Nate, I’m Amy and this is my hubby.” as I looked at both of them. Hubby then shook hands with each as we all bid one another well as we continued in different directions.
Really? These two floored me! I’m still shaking my head over this. Manners, polite, smart, no TV, out in a park, friendly, not germaphobic …. *pinch me* …
Just before we came out into the clearing that lead to the parking lot, I shot one last picture. Hubby had had enough after being in this park for several hours. My bladder was talking anyways so we were even in that we both had needs that needed addressing. No complaints from either of us getting back to our vehicle! The Mr. and Mrs. were very happy as we headed home to our babies so that the Mister could put his weary feet up and the Missus could take care of that talking bladder.
Photography/ “Along The Path”/ May 2018©AmyRose