Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Don't let your camera battery run down ...

Which is what happened to me when I spotted two Mourning Doves walking around; nibbling on something off the ground!

They were so calm with having me near them. I had thought at first that maybe their wings were clipped or something, but then the two of them flew into a near by tree. By that time, my camera shut down on me from a dead battery. ( Great! ) I had taken ten or so pictures already but wanted more .. For anyone else, this would have been more than enough, but not for me..
( I can be a bit crazy when it comes to taking pictures ....okay, I am crazy )

So ......

I ran back inside and placed my battery into its charging dock and waited for two mins ...Being fearful that the birds would be gone by the time I got back., I hurried up and placed the battery back inside the camera half way out ..and ( Shoot! Battery still dead! ) ..Ran back and placed the battery BACK in its charger ..( Yes, I can be that impatient some times )

Finally, after five mins, I had it charged enough to take a few more pictures!

It's been a great day!


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Nature's Therapy

A few weeks ago, my family & I took a trip up to White Tank Mountains, located in Waddell, AZ. We enjoyed the trail so much that we decided to go again. I had doubted I would use my camera much since I had taken over two hundred pictures last time, but Ohh was I wrong. Everything was more beautiful than the last time we went. Flowers blooming everywhere I looked. It truly was a beautiful sight with the mountains covered in yellow wildflowers!

We walked on this tail which leads to a waterfall. The path is mostly flat grounded, but there are areas that really get those legs working. It was also warmer this time, so working up a sweat wasn't hard to do. My favorite part about it all is the waterfall. Sadly, most of the water was dried up from the dessert heat, but the pool of water, the cool breeze and the sights were still amazing.

As we were walking back, I couldn't believe how much better I had felt. Being here, surrounded by nature ..that is my true home. I felt so at peace with everything as I was walking the trail; taking pictures. Out there, there is no worries or problems to deal with. Just you and the beauty God created.

Another thing that is amazing about this trail is all the Native American writings that are on the rocks - Called Petroglyphs - Believed to be at least 10,000 yrs old! {Click Here for History}

Being near them was an amazing experience. I was so fascinated by it all.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Original Rainbow Bridge Poem

I read over on FB (Facebook) that today is Rainbow Bridge day. So in memory of those we've lost recently, I went looking for this poem ..A very dear friend of mine had shown it to me a few yrs ago.


Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

--Author unknown