Tag Archive | Nature

Thursday May 31, 2012

It Seemed Like Summer….
This week we had a taste of what promises to be a warm summer. We experienced above average temperatures along with some severe rain storms. When I think of summer, I think of long days of sunshine, taking a ride on my motorcycle, and relaxing times. The sad part of all that is, for me summer is a busy time. I am busy in the boarding kennel, busy snappy photographs, busy canning, I could go on and on.
My husband Bob is a huge fan of Barn Swallows. A sure sign for us that spring is here. We have nesting pairs that return almost to the day, each year. I’ve tried so many times to capture these very fast birds, sleek, little birds with no real success. I am not the kind to sit with the camera on the tripod, just waiting. I want to feel the shot, feel the adventure of getting that snapshot. As you can see I snapped a few photographs. Are they the best picture, no but it is for Bob that I posted it. For him, this is part of spring.

Tuesday May 8, 2012

This morning I looked out my back window to find this beautiful doe munching on grass and weeds. I quickly grabbed the camera, walked around the back of the house and slowly moved closer and closer to her. She spotted me but did not move, she just snorted at me. Her front leg lifted several times letting me know I was not wanted. I was trying my best to be still behind a tree, but I think the sound of the camera snapping eventually sent her running off. I am honored she stayed as long as she did. I hope you enjoy and feel the closeness, I felt.  What a treat.

Be well….