Change your Perspective.
This morning I envisioned today’s blog title being: Momma Duck, but Mother Nature had different plans.
A few mornings ago, a mother duck and her babies surprised me by floating along the shore line here at Cabin in the Forest and almost came up on shore right in front of me. As I stood up to get a picture, she rightfully changed course and brought her family to a spot farther down the shoreline.
The next morning when she came out she wasn’t as close, but because I was focusing on a damsel fly, I couldn’t switch lenses fast enough to capture her image.
This morning I headed down to the lake early with the intention of capturing a photo of Momma and her family. I rearranged my seating area and tried to get the tripod as close as I could to my chair — creating a lazy person’s photo blind that I intend to use for the rest of the summer. I attached my big lens to my camera body and set up the tripod to minimize my movements when Momma Duck came out for her morning swim.
As I was organizing everything, a Great Blue Heron slowly and fluidly repositioned himself for better fishing and an Osprey came into my area surveying the shoreline. I took these as great signs Momma Duck would be along shortly.
Last night we had a large weather front come through our area producing heavy storms . The result of the storms last night was that this morning the ground was full with gifts from the sky.
I finished my coffee and was getting restless because Momma duck had not yet shown. I was concerned about what the heavy rains and high winds would have done to her and her family. I got out of my chair to look down the shoreline to see if somehow I missed her, but saw no signs of my recently “adopted”-duck-family.
As I turned and was walking back to my chair, I noticed the glass in my lens was very interesting looking; reflecting the lake and the trees.
As I sat back down and looked around, I became aware of the heavy dew on the plants because of the heavy rains last night and the cooler weather this morning.
Mother Nature was saying – “Hey. I gave you storms last night so you would have all this beauty around you this morning. CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE!” So I did.
I changed my perspective and switched to my macro lens. On the area of the shore where I first met momma duck and her family, was this:
As I was heading into town, I stopped at the mouth of the creek that flows out of our lake and found Momma Duck and her babies.
Blessings in Nature,
Keywords: Big Glass, Cabin in the Forest, Damsel Flies, Dew, Ducks, Lake, Macro, Mother Earth, Nature, Northwoods, Perspective, Shoreline, Spirituality, Storms, great blue heron, outdoors, switch lenses, weather front
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