I’m witnessing a fascinating correlation in my gardens between the drastic slowing down of the world and the growth rate of my flowers. My Crocuses began to grow far too early this year, at least 3 weeks early and their rate of growth was fast and furious. Now? They are staying in bloom for the longest time as if at a standstill, while my Daffodils and Tulips that had come charging out of the ground have almost come to a gridlock in their growth.
All things are connected and that includes Mother Nature with us. What effects Her effects us and visa versa.
What all this indicates I do not know. The past few years Mother has been showing signs of distress, chaos and confusion. Perhaps like us She is currently resetting Herself.
While walking, I’ve noticed how quiet our skies are and how deep blue! Then the weather changes on a dime (again), the clouds come rolling back and the temperatures drop. Yo-yo …
I have two very special pictures to show you and then the rest I will organize in gallery form. While walking in one of my fav parks I saw a flying object erratically zig zagging in the sky. I stopped in my tracks. Quickly I elongated my lens barrel, pointed my camera up to the sky and scanned trying to find this flying object. To my complete surprise it was a bat. I bet he has just come from out of hibernation and is a tad confused.
This is not a good picture. This bat was teeny tiny and flying erratically. Thirdly, I do not have a mirrorless camera that features AF lock on all AF points. I only had one AF point for tracking and that was my center one. In other words I had to have my center AF point exactly on this bat, depress the shutter button while keeping my camera perfectly still while simultaneously attempting to follow the bat’s flight. IF I had my shutter speed higher then 1/250 which it was set for, I may have been able to get this guy in clearer. In my excitement I was all thumbs, stumbling and bumbling. I did not want to miss this opportunity!!
I also mentioned in the comments to some that once the Belted Kingfisher knows me, I’ll have permission to again photograph him and his mate. And sure enough, the very same day I saw the bat, I found the male Kingfisher, this time perched on a limb right out in the open.
This picture as well could have been better but this guy was quite the distance away and I had to do extreme cropping. He’ll allow me to get closer. You wait and see. The important factor in this, he knew I was there. He deliberately moved from a tree buried in branches in order for me to see him clearly! I’d say that is progress and then some!
[I really am capable of shooting birds clearly. LOL]
Here is some action that is going on in my gardens. I have lots more.
I hope all of you are safe and well. Think happy thoughts! May this major interruption of life be soon over. I hope my post lifted your spirits today. Happy Sunday!!
Photography/ “All Things In This Season” / March 2020©AmyRose
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