Sometimes life just bursts onto the scene in its full glory. Other times it seems to amble up in it own sweet time. Such is the case with the local Dogwoods and the Eastern Towhee. Most of the Dogwoods nearby are either on a neighbor’s property or on a steep embankment that makes dragging a heavy pack of photography equipment risky for both the lens and the photographer. I do have access to a few that are fairly easy to reach but they’re higher elevation and won’t be ready for a closeup for a while. One of the great advantages of living in the mountains is that if I miss a chance in the lower landscape I can get a second chance in a few days. As I stood on my property line and calmed my mind to open my senses the Eastern Towhee whose been spotted at my feeders can be heard but not seen. His beautiful trills seem to echo from every tree but are strongest coming from the thicket about sixty feet up the mountain. A bench in the hill blocks my view of the spot and so I sit and listen. Eventually I hear the flutter of wings and he moves like a living missile through the bush coming to rest in the large Dogwood Tree on the other side of the creek. Or so I thought. The tiny bird didn’t stay long enough to focus the lens but he did draw my attention to the Dogwood in full bloom. In some ways I’m glad he got away again leaving me with a challenge to pursue all season.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
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