Friday, August 31, 2012
Enjoying the View
I know I've said it before, but Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me. Here we are in one of the worst droughts in many years and she throws me a curve ball.
I went out to the Fen the other night. As I walked back and came up over the hill overlooking the lower fen, I was greeted with so much amazing color. I almost couldn't believe it. I continued around the edge and down into the fen, stopping to examine all the different varieties of late summer bloomers. Once I finally reached the spot I was going to, I just stood there and took it all in. So many colors, everywhere. I don't think I've seen an explosion of color here, like this, at any other time of the year. As I stood there in amazement, thinking it couldn't get any better, it did.
This little six point wandered out on the far side, about 130 yards away from me. Luckily, I had one of my longer zooms already mounted. I snapped away furiously while he let me. The distance and the diminishing light gave me all the challenge I could handle, especially while handholding. When he turned and moved up the hill out of site, without even flagging, all I could think was, Wow!