Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Not my day
This is definitely not my day. It started when the trash receptacles were gone. So here I am at 6 a.m. left with a week’s worth of garbage and no place to put them on the hottest day in two months.
The day continued when I was leaving the cabin this morning and discovered a nice 4-point buck just a few feet away. And the auto focus on my camera focused on the vegetation in from of the buck instead of on the deer itself. At this point the deer was staring nicely at me and that would have made a great shot. But as you can see by this morning’s photo, the standing and looking part didn’t last, and the focusing part was never fully resolved either.
And then I drove away from the cabin, located a nice American Kestrel atop a light pole in clear view, but by the time I stopped the car, rolled down the window and picked up my camera, Mrs. Nice Kestrel flew away.
And then I managed to find a small flock of Cedar Waxwings, but the light was so poor and the birds were hiding atop the leaves on the trees that I didn’t get a usable shot of them either.
Are you starting to see the trend here?
And now I find that my work computer is giving up the ghost, but that I won’t be getting a replacement right away. I don't know what "not right away" means, but that doesn't sound very good either, does it?
Maybe I should just go home and take a nap. That seems as though it should be safe enough.