I am off again on a trip to a sunny location, leaving the snow and Northern Cardinals behind, but rumor has it…
I will be seeing those birds on these tropical islands. I am leaving today to warm the spirit, follow the sun where it might take me and shake things up with a little change in latitude.
Trudging the crunchy snow underfoot, I make my way to the first of two planes taking me 2113 miles to Seattle then in three days, 2646 to Maui. Funny post time for GWGT? It is when the plane is to take off exactly. As I fly away…
I will still recall the wonder of winter in the Northeast as I travel with a suitcase packed with bathing suits. Being a good steward of the planet means taking good care of myself too, so I am taking off on a relaxing, carefree vacation with a friend for laughs and fun. The slow pace of winter has a lethargy that is fittingly welcome. I can use a bit of color and heat around me these days, I really can. Bye, bye white landscape.
I am leaving my studio behind and it seems I am making a habit of leaving at this time of year. And the Studio is Quiet…Yet the Cardinals Still Search.
This morning revealed a quietness like no other. No sun was shining through the fresh snow, but the snow was gently bending branches from the Norway Maples out front. The wind-blown snow was disturbed by tiny footprints of creatures who ventured in the dim morning light, hundreds of little bird footprints that won’t ever be duplicated exactly the same way again.
I noticed how fresh it all looked, and how in only a few brief hours it will look entirely different as the busyness of the day wears on – a day I will be 32,000 feet off the ground on my way to Seattle. My new camera has stayed home, and the little P510 is off on an adventure in Maui.
I bet these cardinals are mighty jealous of their brethren in Hawaii! If I post from Maui, maybe you will see a cardinal or two… amongst the colorful, tropical flowers.
Nature and Wildlife Pics says farewell too with a trip to the Buffalo Waterfront. Pretty images on a cold, blustery day. On GWGT, January 27th, I have a post called Stuff Photography Beginners Need to Know When Shooting Birds. For those of you wanting to know some tricks, stay tuned.