Saturday, April 15, 2017

Have you Seen the Like


The boss was going to attend a machinery auction up west today, but decided it would be more fun to go to the river birding. Can't hate that. If you knew how much he loves auctions......



We went to Schoharie Crossing where he snoozed in the car, while I wandered in places that are usually under feet and feet of raging, swirling water. It is a powerful feeling to walk in such areas, like being let in on an amazing secret. I found a fossil and almost brought it home, but then decided to leave it to be hidden in the depths once more.



The experience defies description. The golden, slanting light of early day painted everything in bigger, brighter colors than is usual and shadows framed each scene in magic. Saw some good birds too! I will let the pictures tell the story.



3 comments:

Linda said...

For the love of a good man!

YAY for YOU!

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

What incredible beauty, that golden light! Thanks for sharing with us your ability to find wonder everywhere.

threecollie said...

Linda, it astonishes me every day how willing, and in fact eager, he is to take me places and explore interesting spots. We spent so many years working so hard that there was not too much energy left for such things although we have always had fun. It is really nice....

Jacqueline, it was staggering how uplifting and even exciting it was down there. I was filled with joy to walk among such beauty and peace. Found a life bird too, an Iceland Gull, which I have been trying to spot all winter. The birds are just the frosting though. The wonder of morning spent out in nature is the cake.