Seeing a bird fly into a tree yet knowing it was too far away for me to photograph, I nonetheless detached my long lens from my camera vest, extended the barrel, turned my camera to adjust the AF, and peered curiously through that lens seeking to understand what species that bird was. Satisfying that itch, I saw what I sought. Smiling, I reassembled my lens and camera to attach it again to my vest, and then continued to walk on the path. Coming toward me were a man and a woman, both holding their cross country skies. Thinking nothing of it, I went to pass them when I heard the man ask me, “Excuse me but do you mind if I ask you a question?” “Of course not”, I answered. I heard, “Do you really handle that huge lens all by yourself?”
I stopped. I knew this man had just seen me handle my lens yet he asked me this question. I saw the look of complete awe on his face so I smiled at both he and his partner and replied, “Yes of course I do, all the time!” I laughed after that, saying I don’t even think about it anymore and don’t even realize how huge my lens must look especially in my hands. That man just could not get over the fact how easily I handled that large and may I add, heavy camera and lens. He made my day, truth be told. To put someone in awe like that, in turn made me feel ten feet tall. Cool beans.
After that first bird, I unfortunately did not see any others to photograph. Go figure, right? I do however have one bird picture to show you, a female Red Tail Hawk, one of a pair who have chosen to be my Protectors. The picture is of her perching on the top of our barn. What a feeling, let me tell you, what an honor at that, to have these majestic birds as my Protectors. Every single day they let me know they are close and when I spot them my heart soars.
Friends, it has been extremely bitter cold in my neck of the woods. Extreme. The pictures you are about to see do treasure for I do not know if I will be using my cameras again out in the cold. This year the cold and the winds have been so harsh leaving me barely walking at all. This cold bites. No thank you!
I’m not ready to open comments as yet and assuredly not up to blogging as well. The Journey I am on defies words and logic, for there are no adequate words in any language that could possibly describe a Journey that is beyond anything previously experienced. I have no idea where I will be or what I will be doing this day much less tomorrow so when you see me, you shall. Until then …
Love to all!!! Please do enjoy!!
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