Joy is back! YAYAY! So yesterday she and I were back out there on Photo Safari! It was both a Birthday Hike (Happy Birthday Joy!) and a Peek-a-Boo hike. I say peek-a-boo because for a goodly percentage of the time, I couldn't seem to get a nice clear direct photo of anything! ARGH! Still the pictures are sometimes a almost sort of, kind of recognizable. Here is a sampling:
I began to wonder if the entire hike was going to this frustrating and could feel myself becoming a little aggravated. But then I took a deep breath and reminded myself how lucky I was to be out there on a gorgeous day tramping through a forest with my sister. And I quickly got over myself. Sometimes I just need to give myself a good talking to! Once I relaxed, things started getting better. They always do.
It was so amazingly beautiful out there. The weather was gorgeous, sunny but not hot, with a nice gentle breeze. And because it's spring there were lots of flowers of course:
Eventually I even was able to get a few actual clear unobstructed bird photos:
And a few dragonflies:
Some very pretty scenery in general:
A little bit of random other stuff:
AND of course, the birthday girl:
All in all, once I stopped being an ass, it was a fabulous day, a great hike, a really good time and of course, most important of all, a celebration of Joy's birthday!
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.