As we began, he kept warning me not to overdo, but I felt amazing. We usually walk together, but this place has so many cool nooks and crannies that we were pulled in different directions - for that all-important photo.
Rob and I love photography. Rob and I are pretty new at it, too, but thanks to our cameras, they make us look like we have a little experience. And we are learning as we go, too. We both have our favorite thing to photograph; I love close-ups of just about anything. I like more gritty stuff. I like when things are off-center, not planned and totally candid. Rob likes things centered. He likes things to be equally placed. We both love birding, and wildlife. We were in the perfect spot for all of the above.
While Rob went on his way, I managed to locate the few azaleas that actually did bloom. I am curious as to why so many did not. Maybe, like my poor hydrangea, the winter was unkind to them. Who knows. The most abundant blooms were what I think are Robin's Plantain? Not exactly sure. Tiny daisy-like flowers.
I then spotted an area of sparse azaleas. Again, only a few blooms. Still, they were gorgeous.
Again, all of these years and visits and I had never seen this before. Then I spotted this:
"Put your arm on the rail. Good. Lean back... no, too much, okay that's it." It was so funny, but it was FUN. Here is a sampling of what he caught:
I kind of like how they turned out. I felt great. I was happy. Happier than I had been in a very long time. I thanked Rob profusely for such a grand day. I then said a little prayer gave thanks for such a wonderful place to be, both physically and mentally:
And there you have it. My day. It didn't end there, and it continued on far into this morning. Totally worth it.
Now, I am off to check on my patient.
Thank you for reading,