Just hopping on quickly – work is nuts (again) and will be for the next 4 weeks. But I did manage to eek out a vacation before the insanity begins again. Now – I do need to go somewhere other than the beach – and I have plans for late fall (Niagra falls), but this was a quick getaway and my toes need the surf!
This time I did get more sun than rain (helps to not go in hurricane season). But there was some wind which contributed to my friends bad hair day
And tried my hand at a long exposure – not of water this time!
From a work perspective, the time from October 1st until just about now is insane. So blogs, social media and general life maintenance gets put on a back burner. When I get a breath, I find things such as, having forgotten to renew my car tag (going on Monday), having to get caught up on vet visits – my Chewie and Snoopy which I would continue to not remember this one – and taking the tree down (I swear it’s coming down this weekend).
However, I also start to get out again. Having got caught in Georgia’s snow disaster in 2014, I waited with baited breath this past time to get some good shots. There was zero snow on the ground, but we did end up with ice again. This has made for some interesting shots. I did go out in general to shoot in black and white rather than just applying the layer in post production, but got some color too. Here are some of my favorites.
This weekend has been amazing. yesterday it was sunny and about 53, today about 63. My kitties and I sat out for both days about an hour and a half. We weren’t the only ones feeling the joy, this little guy was looking out of the window of the playhouse and I could just hear him thinking …. is it spring yet?
So this two-legged creature is very nice. They put out food for us birds – and nice food too – no shells just seed! but then she will come out with 3 four-footed creatures. I have seen these before and they love to chase us birds. So I have taken to following some safety procedures.
1st this is this little structure that has an opening in it I can hide in. This is very close to the food. So I come out of the tree and hop into this opening and keep an eye out for a while. When it is safe, I swoop in.
then, after I have eaten my fill (or if danger appears), this same structure has a nice bolt hole I can hop into where the four-legged ones can’t get at me.
nice example of nature’s camouflage …. he was coming down the tree and Snoopy was way to interested so I yelled and he ran back up. this is where he landed and thought he was hiding from me – after all – he couldn’t see me so that must mean I can’t see him right?