There are a few things in life, that I can't live without (feel free to browse my previous blogs for a list of those things - this is not a list, but an expansion)
Obviously, my family and friends, boating, photography - but above even boating? My obsession with birds. Birds of all kinds, but mostly - the big guys. Seriously, in my opinion there is nothing more beautiful than a large bird in flight - or just chilling in nature, as they're meant to be.
It is my mission to photograph, hopefully, but at least witness some of the more majestic birds whenever, and where ever I can - whether they be seagulls, (I know), Hummingbirds, Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Loons, Ducks (of all varying species) - it doesn't matter. If I see a bird in flight, or doing something I think is nifty, I'll stop.
Here are a few of my favorite "bird shots" ... I hope you enjoy looking at them, as much as I enjoyed experiencing and photographing them!!
This first set is from York's Wild Animal Kingdom (For those of you in my area, I know, it's a horrid place, but Emily enjoyed it, and there isn't anything as close .. if you know of a decent zoo near us, please let me know - we are completely open for suggestions.)
This next set is from camp in Houlton, ME - where we went on vacation last summer:
These others are from either Ossipee or Sunrise Lakes.
Ossipee Lake: (last Summer)
Sitting on a building downtown:
Nature - and - Beauty at it's finest ... Truly.
:) Happiness for me? Watching birds, taking pictures and enjoying family time.