I gave myself a challenge yesterday.
I was sitting in my office working on a research project, and wishing the howling wind would quiet down. I was feeling regret once again that my Sunday photography plans had been spoiled by the fierceness of the blustery weather. I do love a walk down to the pond!
Then my little voice began to nag…”Go anyway.”
I ignored it for a while.
Then it got more insistent…”Go anyway. You always find something to photograph.”
So I got up, put on my shoes, grabbed the camera, and set out to find something.
Well, you can see that I did find a few things! However, the best part of being out wasn’t captured on my camera. I watched a calf trip over a large fallen limb, kick at it and then run in fright when the limb suddenly rolled over. I watched two squirrels chase each other over the tree limbs, and although I only managed to capture a brief glimpse of one, I laughed out loud at their antics. I was able to sneak up fairly close to a heron and watch him catch a couple of fish. I watched a solitary duck bobbing in the rising and falling waters of the pond. I listened to the birds singing and watched a rather serious territorial dispute between two cardinals.
I should always listen to my inner voice. While I enjoy my work on the computer and I am thankful for the interaction and communication available online, the world is outside…and there is always something to see.