Today I decided that I have cooped up for too long. A person only gets so many perfect August afternoons in a lifetime so it would be foolish to waste it. I grabbed my camera and set out on what was supposed to be a short walk. At least that was the plan. once I started walking I started seeing more and more wonderful things so I kept going until I couldn’t. When that happened I sat by the creek and rested in the company of a wonderful green heron. After a while I was ready to walk back to my car.
It was good to be back outside again.

Today I decided that I have cooped up for too long. A person only gets so many perfect August afternoons in a lifetime so it would be foolish to waste it. I grabbed my camera and set out on what was supposed to be a short walk. At least that was the plan. once I started walking I started seeing more and more wonderful things so I kept going until I couldn’t. When that happened I sat by the creek and rested in the company of a wonderful green heron. After a while I was ready to walk back to my car.

It was good to be back outside again.

I started out planning to tale a short walk, but then I followed a bumblebee and wound up deep in the woods.

A wonderful way to spend the afternoon in Northern Virginia!

Amy and I spent a busy weekend on the Eastern Shore visiting my folks. We jammed with old and new friends, visited Assateague National SeashoreBlackwater National Wildlife Refuge and the Salisbury Zoo. Dear Old Dad and I managed to record new episodes of Keys to the Highway and … well, to be honest I am plumb worn out.

The seagulls seemed happy to have me back for a visit :)

I’m going to go take a nap. I’ll post more pictures in a few days.

God bless,
-Patrick

I didn’t see any otters along the river that day, but just spotting their tracks made me smile.
There is something comforting in knowing that, when nobody is looking, otters are playing along a stream in Virginia.

I didn’t see any otters along the river that day, but just spotting their tracks made me smile.

There is something comforting in knowing that, when nobody is looking, otters are playing along a stream in Virginia.

My wife and I love to visit Assateague National Seashore. She loves the beach and the shorebirds. I love the wild ponies.

What we both really love - what brings us back to this place time and time again - is the way the woods and waters wild bring a smile to each other’s faces.

Nature is a blessing, but to me the greatest blessing is the smile on my wife’s face when we hold hands on the beach and face the rising sun. 

Some blessings are best seen through the eyes of your true love.

Taking pictures of seagulls is easy if you have a pocket full of crackers.