Due to the government shutdown the Wichita Wildlife Preserve has been closed. Happily it reopened late last week and Glen and I got up early to hike and take pictures. We left the boys drowsing away…. I guess hiking early on a Sat. morning has limited appeal.
It was beautiful out, and there was even some wildlife. I’d have gotten an awesome picture of the deer you see peeking through the grass here, if it hadn’t startled me and I consequently startled it. You have to understand that unexpected things in the path have sometimes been dangerous (think random buffalo, rattlesnake, or copperhead). I asked Glen why he didn’t warn me…. he said he didn’t want to scare the deer (guess he figured I’d do that for him). So the best shot I got was of the deer’s behind as he raced away (I figured I’d spare you that particular shot).
I did get a heron shot, that is better than usual but still not what I’m looking for.
This time it was Glen who scared the heron away trying to get a little bit closer for a better shot. (I had to smugly point that out, because I still feel badly about the deer).
Yes I know it’s just a garter snake, but he wanted me to take his picture with it, and since it wasn’t a rattler I was willing. 🙂
This next shot’s my favorite from the day. I may use it for reference for a painting.
Have a lovely weekend everyone. There’s lots of pieces in progress on the easel…. coming soon. 🙂