Wildlife in the Morning

Sometimes I read about places people have been, or even where they live and I see pictures of these places and ‘wanderlust’ strikes hard.

 I want to see things, go places, enjoy this world of ours in all its beauty.

And then a morning like the other morning comes about and again, I remember to be thankful for the area I live in.

I wake up earlier than normal for work, grab G2 (my camera, yes thats its name, hubby is G1) and I head out.

I am fortunate to work close to a wildlife preserve, Busch’s Wildlife.

Its an area of many lakes and walking trails. The scenery is beautiful nature.

 It isn’t anything spectacular, there are no mountains, no canyons, no oceans, no craggy rock formations. Just the outdoor basics.

Its a place of peace, to be quiet with nature.

Wait, did I say it isn’t anything spectacular?

Well, maybe I was wrong….

I am wrong once a year.

Ok, maybe more than that…<cough> slightly more.

As I walked from the lake, back to my car, the crisp morning air wrapped around me and made me feel alive,

 and thankful.

This earth is our gift and we should appreciate all of its wonders.

The utter quiet of the morning was shattered by their calls, it was a stark reminder that autumn approaches.

I am fortunate to live in a place of seasons.

(Remind me of that in February ok?)

 I drove the gravel roads, from one lake to another, admiring the different ways the beauty glowed in the early morning light.


Then the clouds moved in, and covered the sun.

Did you know the best time to photograph outside is on an overcast day?

Unless of course you are photographing the sun.

Then maybe not so much.

I digress. 

I broke out my Macro lens, just a few more shots,

 its getting to be that time,

time to go to work.

I doubt there are many better ways to start one’s day.




Earlier, when I said ‘nothing spectacular’,


I guess that depends on when

 and where

 and how you see it.

18 thoughts on “Wildlife in the Morning

      • Hi Mems! G2 is just my goofy made up name for my camera. It is actually a Pentax K200D. My best tips are that a good camera helps, but its not just about the camera, its about having the ‘eye’ and learning how to properly use your camera (reading the instruction manual), learning about light, exposure and also my biggest tip, get HONEST constructive critique on your photos, that taught me more than anything.


  1. Brilliant pictures! About those other places that people describe I have been across a lot of country but the one thing that I noticed all that time was everything that people described was the biggest,best,most,greatest or just It.
    It has been my experience that nothing is as great as you’re mind can conceive or as terrible… if you imagine it so.
    What I like about a picture is that I can think what ever I want to and it takes me to my minds view of that place. thank you for the trip!


  2. I have a similar place that has wonderful views of sunsets and wildlife. Unfortunately, there’s a person that keeps me from enjoying it and I can’t enjoy it until my dad passes. But I have memories.

    You’re pictures reminded me of that place.

    Thanks for posting them. Let’s me believe that I may enjoy this place again sometime.


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