Sunday, May 21, 2006
A Sign From Above
Yesterday, I was kneeling down to take a shot of a boring grass flower for Wayne, when a shadow passed over me. I looked up...hovering over me on wings that only look dainty, was my absolute favorite bird, a swallow-tail kite. I jumped up and did some quick resetting/refocusing and managed to get a few pics.
I haven't done this bird photographic justice here, I had the short lens on, but I banged off the last 6 shots on the roll before the kite glided away.
I'm not a superstitious, horoscope reading, aromatherapy, crystal stroking kind of guy, but this did seem like a good sign. It pumped me up, just being so close, and the rest of the day did go wonderfully.
Kate made us laugh and then cry with her farewell speech.
She graduated with honors in front of family and friends.
I DID NOT choke up and even pronounced the Russian exchange student's 5 part name perfectly...to much applause I might add.
On the way home, I rescued a young diamondback rattlesnake basking in the road.
What a day. What a weekend.
(grad pics, later today)
Posted by R.Powers at 8:39 AM