Sunday, February 10, 2013
... in which I realize I'd never make it as a nature photographer.
Alternate post title: "...and why we probably should have just visited a bird farm."
Or: "I neglected my blog last week so I'm here with 742 photos just for you."
family fun. Make that "inexpensive family fun." We've been fighting the never ending cold season and it hit me really hard last week so if you wondered where I was... I was bleaching every knob and switch in the house, between finishing up custom orders (that I tried not to breathe on) and doing a whole lot of nothing. This weekend we felt the need to escape and laugh, so we hopped the border into Canada and hit a zoo.
2) I am not a nature photographer and never could be, because gosh darnit, these animals aren't very cooperative. Also, chain-link makes photography a challenge. And also makes me slightly sad. Just saying.
3) It is a known fact that every animal you really want to see (big cats) will always be laying with backs to you.
180 shots of birds. Peacocks, black swans, ducks, crows, turkeys, and a whole plethora of other assorted fowl. I couldn't care less about birds. Well, I mean I did kind of like the peacock.
hoodlums doing a whole lot of this. Try not to get too carried away by all of the excitement.
super friendly and it more than makes up for the nip in the air. Plus the sunshine was out and that makes a Sasha very happy.
fave shot of the day.
Also, before I go, I wanted to point out that Lent begins this week! And if you are looking for something really great to give up, the peeps over at Blood Water Mission are working on a fantastic Lent project called 40 Days of Water. It is running from Feb 13-Mar 30. Basically, participants to give up all beverages except tap water for 40 days, save the money they would have spent and donate it towards their clean water projects in Uganda. The idea obviously is giving up everyday luxuries for a small time to give those in Uganda the most basic resource...safe water. (They let you have one day a week as a "feast day," to enjoy something other than water too, if you so choose. Great for those going through caffeine withdrawals.) You can even keep track here, and unite with others doing this too. Such a fabulous way to deny oneself and give. I love those Blood Water Mission peeps!
Do you participate in Lent?