I didn’t have any lunch engagements yesterday so I did one of my favorite things to do, grab a salad and a camera and go find something to photograph.
Out of habit I always go by the Duck Pond first. I found a pair of Trumpeter Swans on the North side of the pond but they weren’t cooperating so I took a couple of images of them and then was going to move on as is my tendency.
For some reason this day, however, I decided to just stay. I spent 40 minutes at the pond just looking and listening. I enjoyed the peacefulness and was fascinated with the micro activity around the pond. After a while I really started paying attention to the butterflies working the flowers.
I didn’t have my micro lens with me but any port in a storm so I used what I had, the 80 – 400 mm lens. It worked pretty good.
After work I spent an hour and a half driving around Maquoketa making some images. The City of Maquoketa is in the process of building a new website and they wanted some images showcasing the community. I agreed to help them with some images so I spent some time photographing some of the places of interest around town for that project.
So it was kind of late when I got home. Jeanne and I went out for dinner and I didn’t make good choices in what I had. Can’t get by with that when you have Diabetes. 😦
That’s it for today. I hope you enjoy the day. Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful. The 14th anniversary of 9-11 is tomorrow. Be aware.