The Exercise part is never appealing to me...but I am always always glad I did it after I do. It makes me feel better about myself...it makes me feel like I'm doing something positive and good...and yet I put it off and try to find ways to get out of it every day. Why is that? I wish I knew, because I am already glad I decided to try this Quest again.
The Picture Taking part is really enjoyable for me. I love the idea of looking for that great photo opportunity each day. It's challenging and...well....just fun. I've never done anything like this before, so it gives me a new way of looking at the day. I like that.
Hubby and I got in another walk around the neighborhood tonight. I wasn't sure if we were going to get to do it because despite the fact that according to The Weather Channel we had a 0% of rain today, it has been a very damp cloudy day all day.
While the humidity is to a point of "almost rain" or "rain-like" in my opinion, it has yet to actually fall from the sky, so we took a brisk stroll through the neighborhood. We enjoyed the cooler air the damp weather brought us tonight. I'm not a big fan of sweating, so I didn't mind the slight chill as Hubby kept me walking at a pretty good pace.
Take A Picture
As we headed off to church this morning, I grabbed my camera. I wasn't sure what picture I was going to take today and I wanted to make sure I had my camera just in case the perfect photo-taking moment came along.
After church, we had a quick lunch out and then returned home. Hubby and I had a couple errands to run today, so we dropped our Engineer off, and headed back out. Again, I grabbed my camera, and this time, I snapped one quick shot as we drove along. Later, our Engineer and I went out again for another quick errand, and although I took the camera with me, I didn't see any picture-taking opportunities.
Later, back at home, I was mixing up a batch of brownies when I glanced out my kitchen window and something caught my eye. I grabbed my camera, stepping quickly and quietly out onto the back patio step. And this is what I captured:
I'm calling this one:
"You Don't See Me...You Don't See Anything"
Yes, this is a little gray squirrel and yes, he is sitting on our little wooden picnic table. It's a beautiful shady spot in our yard and I guess he thought he would enjoy hanging out there. In the nearly two years we have lived here, I have never seen a squirrel on that table before.
The best part was that he was scurrying around on top of that table until I stepped out on the step. That is the exact moment he sat up straight and just froze. He sat in the position for several minutes...not moving a bit. It was like he was thinking "You don't see me...you don't see anything..."
After taking several snapshots, I looked down at my camera. As soon as I looked away, he dove off the table and scampered off down the little hill in our backyard and just like that he was out of sight.
But I did see him...and I caught him on camera...and I share him with you tonight.