When I started today I wasn't looking forward to being out in the field, which is uncharacteristic for me. It was supposed to be a foggy, dreary, rainy and unseasonably warm day. I knew the rocks would be slick and I also know I've been having some rough days with this bum knee of mine. Rainy days are not my friend because of this bum knee. As I type this I am sitting with my leg splayed and a bag of ice on the knee. That being said, I had my annual check on some fencing in one of our wildlife management areas today. We're desperately trying to heal the landscape and we have some certain members of the public that seem intent on destroying things. So once a year I hike in this beautiful piece of country and check the fence. I get dropped off by boat and spend half an afternoon enjoying the outdoors with my camera and my thoughts. Not a bad day I would say. I brought my camera today in hopes that I would catch some more Mule Deer or an Eagle on film. Nobody was out an about today, Feeling uninspired, and blah I decided to challenge myself to find some color and inspiration in the muck of winter. That's when I stumbled upon a huge field of boulders covered in lichen. I find lichen extremely interesting, and beautiful. I ended up (as you can tell from these photos) spending a good 30 min waiting for my boat ride back, and photographing all the interesting lichen on the boulders. I love these photos. I love how they look like giant boulders covered in moss but really they were no bigger than a small stone or pebble. I love macro setting.
Anyway, it's past my bed time, Bald Eagle Nesting surveys are coming up in March, and I can't wait to get back out there again with the camera! In the mean time, this weekend I will actually post a glimpse of a special gourd project as well as some tropical looking knitted fish.
Good night all!