Monday, February 5, 2007

A quiet moment


Dark-Eyed Junco (Oregon)
Originally uploaded by egret's nest.
I took a quiet moment this afternoon and went out in the waning light. This junco knew that I was there and he wasn't happy about it but he did come out several times to forage.

It was wonderful to go outside with my camera and get absorbed in taking pictures. I took 139 pictures and 5 of them made me happy. I'm getting so picky now! Used to be if you could tell what bird it was, I figured it was a success!

The neighborhood was active but no one noticed me. My husband was hard at work and didn't miss me. My kids were playing a game together and didn't miss me. What a blessing to escape responsibilities and not be missed!

Enough of that. Just time for a quick dinner and then off to a Parent Club meeting. Oh Joy!

2 comments:

Mary said...

You need to do that more often - escape like that, without a care. It's hard to do, though. Even now, without children at home, I think to myself, "Ok - I have 25 minutes before I need to put the chicken in the oven."

I am still at the point in taking pictures, "if I can tell what bird it is, it's a success!" LOL

Liza Lee Miller said...

Mary, it's a quick change from where you are to where I am -- I think the bigger jump is in getting to the next level. Your pictures are already improving dramatically! A *lot* of my improvement came from my new camera! :)

Those few minutes were rejuvenating. I need to start taking walks again -- that's time I can "take" that will be totally supported as "exercise" (even if I'm walking slow and taking pictures too!) :)