Sunday, June 2, 2013

You Don't See Anything

Just two days into my June Quests...I have to say...I'm thinking I'm really going to enjoy this month.

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.

Exercise
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.
 
Happy Sunday!
 


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