August 19, 2010. Jamaica Pond. I wish I had the discipline - not to mention the time - to always leave home twenty minutes early just in case I come across something worth photographing. I sometimes even actually remember this idea.
There are not too many things that cause me to pull over in my car and take a picture. First of all, there's rarely a place to park (which is why I prefer traveling by bike or on foot), second of all, I'm a bit lazy. Sometimes I'm even too lazy to reach around and take my back-pack off to get at my camera. At this stage of the game, it's really got to be worth it; third, it's that time thing again.
These birds - the silhouettes and reflections in the morning light - did inspire me to drive all the way back around Jamaica Pond this morning so I could photograph them. Luckily, I was not in a big hurry, so it all worked out. I'd say it was worth the effort.
In my next life, I will do nothing but play my fiddle, take photographs, write, and play with my grandchildren. Oh, and do a little surfing (if the great white sharks that have decided to grace our waters the past couple of summers ever go away).
Oh, and Sara's Big Dream is to take a couple of months and drive to California and back, with bike, surfboard, instruments, and camera, exploring on bike with camera, and finding sessions in which to play along the way.
My other dream is to acquire and learn how to play bouzouki.
PS - I took a closer look at this photo and now see that there are also five turtles on those logs.
Update, October 2010: got the bouzouki - LOVE it, and coming from fiddle and guitar, learning it has been like the proverbial duck taking to water (interesting choice of words, considering the above photo, and entirely unconscious and unplanned).
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