It's been a long time. Winter moved into spring and then into summer. Where does the time go? It seems the older I get, the faster it goes.
I've been keeping busy here, but on the way to Mom's, we try to stop somewhere to get in some camera time. Is there any better way to wash away stress and melt away the world around us? I don't think so! I get out there with my camera, concentrate on why I'm there, and I don't care if there were a thousand people around me, they would all disappear while watching a beautiful swan family, an egret catching fish, or beaver swimming in the calm waters of a pond.
We had a bit of excitement this year, as "Mr. Sandpiper" walked in our residential neighborhood. There he was, minding his own business, and what to his wondering eyes should appear? No, not Santa and his reindeer, but a MOOSE! Came trotting on past him, as if he belonged there. Shucks, I wasn't there and I missed it!
If that's not bad enough , Mr. Sandpiper and I were walking this weekend. Usually, there is at least a good 30 feet between us as we walk, if not a mile. :-) I tend to take my time, noticing all the details, so sometimes he leaves me behind, which is fine. I don't even notice. Well, not so fine this weekend, when he waved me up to him quickly - not quickly enough, it turns out, to see a "thought to be extinct" EASTERN COUGAR!! I can't believe I missed it! We went through all possibilities of photos on the net to identify it, and he is VERY CERTAIN. There have been many sightings of "Mountain Lions" (the same thing), but no good verification, but if he says he saw one, I have no doubt at all! I've suggested to Mr. Sandpiper "in the future" to first click the camera - THEN call me!! At least then we would have a picture. LOL
Okay, let's get down to it! You can click on the pix to see them larger.
Well, I think I'm all blogged out for awhile. I hope you all are well and happy.
Til we meet again.
All my best to you!