Archive for June, 2011

June 30, 2011

bird bumping

Don’t feel bad, I had no idea what bird bumping was either πŸ™‚

Back in April, Fishin’ Frank asked us to come along on a little boat trip. It’s kind of a big deal to get me on a boat…I am NOT a fan of boating. At all. But he had a new boat he couldn’t wait to show off, that he customized for nature tours on the river. He needed some photos, I am a photographer, and well, voila! Plus…Frank is sort of hard to say no to πŸ˜‰

So we went gator tailin’ and bird bumpin’. I’ll introduce you to gator tailin’ on a later date πŸ™‚ Until then… a little bird bumpin’

What is bird bumpin’? Well…you quietly idle to boat up to the birds, and get as close as you can. That’s pretty much it. It was incredibly difficult to photograph, because the boat was constantly moving.Β Β I was so caught up looking through the viewfinder, I was constantly surprised when I would look up and was a ridiculously short distance from some of these birds. Bumpin’ shoulders we were!

and my most favorite one…

June 23, 2011

what if…

what if I just told the truth?

The truth is this:

The cookies I was baking for my friend on the day he died? They are still in a bag, on my kitchen counter.

My pugger’s food and water bowls? They, too, are still sitting on my kitchen counter.

I’m not telling you this for pity, just as a small explanation for where I have been hiding.

The highlight? I am coming out of it. Slowly, for sure. But I am coming out of it.Β And all this quiet time? It’s allowing me to revisit a little dream I’ve had, and quite possibly it’s giving me what I need to pursue it a little more seriously this time around.

β™₯

June 11, 2011

I don’t want to, and you can’t make me

I don’t want to blog, and you can’t make me!!!

That’s how I have been feeling lately, in case the total and complete silence around here wasn’t clue enough πŸ˜‰