Thank you all for your wonderful, caring, and kind comments on my last post. Though it saddened me to know that so many of you have been through accidents with similar injuries, your thoughts and suggestions as I navigate a new way of doing things were greatly appreciated!
In other news, we are part of the furlough affecting so many government workers right now. I won't get all political, because who knows what I might say, so instead I will simply say that my heart goes out to people living paycheck to paycheck who will be so greatly affected by the nonsense in Washington. How selfish for those in power, those with money, to be so flippant about people's lives and the well being of those they claim to represent. Ok, rant done!
Instead of lamenting the time off without pay, we have decided to spend it together catching up on things around the house and just enjoying one another's company.
I have also ventured out over the past week and taken a few shots of wildlife in the area, like the gorgeous Egret above who seems to enjoy hanging out on some dead branches of our maple tree. This tree overhangs the water and is actually not far from our dock, so it's an ideal spot to hang out in between tides, ie. meals. I was amazed that it let me sit on the dock in a chair and snap away, only looking up when nearby herons would squawk.
This morning there was lots of fog hanging over the fields, so I took advantage of the misty conditions and took some shots of a deer family nibbling on the freshly mown grass. We have several sets of twin fawns right now, some of which are still fairly young, so I hope they will grow quickly before wintertime sets in and the temps drop.
Nature truly can be a soothing reminder that even under the harshest conditions life goes on. I hope each of you can find some time to spend in nature this week!