I’ve worked hard this past week. Head shots, finishing a book, consulting an artist on his career, and researching content for a Facebook company. I haven’t been in the sunshine for quite a while, and it’s hard to keep this outdoor girl cooped up for too long.
Yesterday afternoon, I decided I needed some vitamin D and mental refreshing, so I dropped everything for a couple of hours and took a walk along my beloved Aliso Creek. It is designated a wildlife sanctuary, even though it is in the middle of an urban environment. The calm this natural gem provides me is priceless.
I watched the mallards chasing each other. They are always entertaining. Further down the path, I spotted a young egret frozen at the edge of the water. The tell-tale sign of a youngster is yellow feet. I watched as it made very slow mechanical movements peering down into the water waiting for fish to come by. How unlike this bird humans are. We want everything NOW. I can barely sit still long enough to write this blog. The only thing that slows me down is concentrating on making photographs, so I made this one of the egret fishing to remind me to take it easy once in a while.
I hope you are able to relax a little and enjoy the world around you.