My Visit to the Arroyo

I’d spent most of the day today working. First a blog post (which will go up tomorrow) and then on the play. The first half is being read aloud by actors at Fierce Backbone, the play development group, tomorrow.

But there came a time when I desperately needed to get outside. So I grabbed my camera, panicked because the battery was dead, found the fresh battery, charged the other one,and finally set off for the arroyo, where the hubs and I walked last Sunday morning. Here’s a little of what I saw. All photos, of course, taken by me.

A photo of the arroyo.
The Arroyo.

Gorgeous, ain’t it?

Then I caught sight of the birds. Here we go, lots of pretty birds.

Crane, posing.
Crane, posing.

And this one…

Crane, upset.
Crane, upset.

Here’s another one…I really liked this bird…

Crane, showing his wingspan
Crane, showing his wingspan

And we switch to a peaceful pond…

Peaceful pond
Peaceful Pond

But the most majestic animal still waited. I probably passed him on my way downstream; but I didn’t see him until I was on my way back.

Gray Bird

I managed to get him as he flew away, below.

gray bird in flight
Leaving for the evening.

After such a wonderful walk, I felt much refreshed and went to the grocery store, where I promptly bought a turkey which I shall cook this coming weekend, since we’re going to my nephew & niece’s house for the actual feasting day.

Thanks for hanging out and checking out my photos. I had a wonderful walk. The only thing that would have made it better is if Tom could have been with me. But I know we’ll both be out there again. I took over 400 photos in around an hour…easy to do with a digital camera.

What do you do when you need to unwind?

~ Until the next time, cheers – and remember to drink responsibly! ~

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2 Responses to My Visit to the Arroyo

  1. Sarah says:

    As I enjoyed your lovely photos, I felt as if I had gone for that walk with you. There’s something about wild water, burbling along the rocks and reeds, and birds going about their avian business, beautiful and uncaged, that restores my soul.

  2. Debra Kristi says:

    Really beautiful, Christine. Thanks for sharing.

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