Cool air washes down the mountain and spills into the landscape around my home. Amid the gently rocking boughs my white azaleas sway in the breeze as if dancing to a tune that only nature can hear. This particular bush has been a fine companion in spring. It blooms early and holds its bloom until the rest of the forest has completely awoken. It’s not really uncommon for me to spot numerous types of bees lovingly gathering pollen and nectar from the pure white flowers. A few years ago I found a very small nest deep in its branches with a few jellybean sized eggs and it wasn’t long before my yard was full of hummingbirds. They like it along with my snowball bush and the winter honeysuckle to nest in. I’ve not spotted a hummingbird yet this year but I have noticed the level of liquid dropping in my hummingbird feeders. They’re around but they’re being sneaky. I continue to keep a sharp eye out for the living darts that zip across the window. I was once advised that 90% of wildlife photography was waiting and that has certainly proven to be true. Perhaps when the wind settles a bit they’ll show themselves.
Capturing the right wildlife photos is a bit like hunting. Sometimes you get out and scout for signs in areas where you have plenty of the things wildlife likes and needs hoping that you’ll bump into each other. Other times you sit down and wait while your quarry passes stealthily behind you. But there’s always a good story. It’s either how you got the shot or how you missed it. But our lives are a series of experiences and the the stories that come from them. The value of a good story is not only the teller but the listener and I thank you for being a part of mine.
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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