Hey, there you guys are! Glad you are still around! I was having some computer problems last week so it's been a few days. Hope all is well with all of you!
As you can clearly see (Joy on the left, me on the right) Joy and I hit the trail again this past Friday. Even though we have several days of rain (which we needed so very badly that I won't even complain about it) Friday rose with heavy fog but by the time we arrived at the preserve the sun had come out. Perfect for a Photo Safari Day! I'm calling with one the Spidey Hike because even though we saw lots of wonderful things, I was so struck by the sun shining through the spider webs everywhere that were right at the very beginning of the day! There were literally hundreds of them. Wow!
I ought to apologize because that's a lot of spider webs to post, but I did love them all! It's funny how we only saw them because the light was just perfectly shining threw them in just that moment. A short time later it was as if they had all vanished!
There were, as there always are, some lovely botanicals too. A few of them still have those sweet early morning dew drops on them too:
I must have been on my A-Game too because I caught a lot more creatures than usual..woohoo! The one and only butterfly that I managed to photograph did not come out very clear, but I am posting it anyway, just as the representative for all of the butterfly pictures I did NOT manage to get. Oh well.
We all know that birds are not my best thing. I love them, I see them, I try to capture them, but I kind of suck at it. Still, I keep trying and I have a small collection of them for you today. We saw quite the birdie variety which is super nice but it seems that mostly what I shot were various sorts of woodpeckers, a bluebird, a warbler of some sort and a hawk in mid-scream! And if you've never heard a hawk scream, honestly, it's blood chilling!
Lastly, as always, are my favouites, the rando's. There is no rhyme or reason as to why I like these particular pictures, but I do. Hope you do too!
Hiking for the next few weeks will be a lot less likely as the holidays approach us and the window for getting all the gotta-do list completed in time grows short. So I hope you enjoyed the Spidey Hike because there may not be another until the New Year!
There will, however, be loads of other things to talk about, so expect me back again later this week. Meanwhile, everyone please enjoy a fabulous Thanksgiving. I hope your pies are perfect, the potatoes are mashed and your holiday companions are exactly what you want and need.
Please know that when I count up all of the things for which I am truly thankful, my readers are on that list!
Happy Thanksgiving ya'll!!
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