Yesterday was hiking day so you know what that means, right? Photo Safari Report! Woohoo!
And a big thank you to Joy for the photo at the top of the page - it's one of hers :)
So I am calling yesterday hike the No Drama Hike. Nice! It was a gorgeous day. Really perfect for hiking. We started out with a wee bit of a chill which we walked off quickly and while it did warm up, it never got uncomfortably warm. Beautiful blue skies, sunny and perfect.
The preserve we chose for yesterdays expedition had exceptionally well marked trails, which is very helpful in not getting lost. (for a change). Of course the fact that we brought a map along helped too. We never worry about getting turned around a bit. To date, we've never had to be rescued; we always, eventually, find our way back. But never having a moments doubt about where we were, was nice too.
We knew it was going to be a really good photo hike before we even reached the head of the first trail. There were birds everywhere! We were completely surrounded by bird song. It was literally coming at us from every direction. Of course it was a little tricky to actually find the owners of those songs now and again, but we got enough photos to satisfy.
And it wasn't just a birdie hike either. We also found other creatures to snap
Of course, as always, there were flowers. And as spring evolves, there will just be more and more of them. Which also means more butterflies, dragonflies, bees and other bugs in hikes yet to come. I'm already excited at the prospect!
And green. Loads of green. Layers of the colour. Carpets of it, skies full of it, greens of every shape and texture and fragrance. I never knew how much I craved the soothing colour of green until I spent time in the desert. Don't get me wrong, the desert has it's own particular beauty, but when we returned home from that trip and I first saw green things again, I couldn't get enough of it. Well, there is green aplenty here. And I notice it especially in early spring
We spent time on the many trails but also by the water. The water level in the river was much lower than usual, but it was still lovely. Hard to imagine right now, but there are times when that river floods.
As always, my favourite category, the photos that cannot be categorized:
And here we are, doing what we do, taking pictures, hiking, goofing around and having one heck of a good time!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.