One of the things I most like about where I live is the abundance of parks surrounding my neighborhood.
Tonight, on my walk with the dogs, I not only saw the bees, birds, and dragonflies that I love, but also a river otter!
I still hope to get a closer shot before the summer ends, but I was so happy to see this swift swimming little critter and have enough time to get the shot.
Here are some other treasures from my walk.
After working another long day, I decided that I needed to get out of my office and go for a walk. Today is back to warm temperatures and even though I try not to walk the dogs during the hottest parts of the day, I attached their leashes and headed into the sun.
Most of my photos did not come out well – it was extremely bright and I just couldn’t get things into focus.
This shot did come out better than the others and it reminded me of how very much I need to get my life back in order – I need to get my own ducks in a row.
While I know that this week will be another tough one, I need to put myself back in control.
Look out world – I’m not treading water!
Not only did I treat myself to a morning matinee of “Star Trek: Into Darkness”, but I also took the doodles for a lovely walk this afternoon.
The movie was fantastic. In fact, I already want to see it again!
After the show, I enjoyed the beautiful weather and managed a few good photo opportunities, too.
Enjoyed an amazing Saturday at Point Reyes National Sea Shore with the photography meet-up group. I’d never been here before and it was magnificent.
I like this group because I learn while getting to experience places and things I might not have before.
We experienced winds of over 40 miles an hour, so we were not able to descend to the lighthouse – next time I go, I hope to do so.
From what I was told, the climb is the equivalent of 30 stories, which is why there are resting stations along the path. I think it wise that the descent was closed because of the wind – I imagine I would have blown off the cliff on the way down.
Unfortunately, I could not stay until sunset. I did stay about 4 hours, enjoying a picnic and lots of photo opportunities at Drakes Beach cafe, the lighthouse, and Chimney Rock. Here are a few other treasures from the day at the shore.
Nine years ago, my sweet nephew Tyler arrived on the scene. I can hardly believe that he is already 9 – here he is being held by my dad over the Memorial Day weekend in 2004.
Tyler and “Opa”
He was just here in April visiting – I enjoyed my time with him and continue to be impressed with how grown up he is. He is totally a rock star in my book.
Today I got a text message from my sister. Most of his presents arrived – the present not pictured, a great white shark 3-D puzzle arrived later in the day.
I wished that I could be there in person like I was last year. Still, I loved getting the picture and knowing that my nephew loved the gifts. Hopefully he felt me sending great birthday vibes across the miles to my favorite Sweet T.
Missing Mom today. After calling her this morning, I took the doodles for a walk to see what treasures the day held in store. Here are those treasures.
The spectacle of Baz Luhrman’s ”The Great Gatsby” cannot be understated. The screening I attended this morning was attended by a gaggle of choir-istas sporting feathered and sequined headbands. I felt rather underdressed, myself.
Although I didn’t dress for the occasion, I loved nearly every over-the-top minute of this film. Not exactly the Gatsby of my literary memory, the film resonated on the same emotional frequency. I really loved Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway and Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker. Other than Leonardo’s final “Daisy”, I felt lost in the spectacle of the movie.
I also loved the soundtrack – more than I guessed I would. The hype over the music made me imagine it would feel contrived or forced, but it worked in a way I didn’t expect and resonated with me emotionally.
I’m glad that I spent my “entertainment” budget on the cheap show this morning. It was a show worth a full-price ticket.