Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Looking Beyond 80 – the second three months

Last August 3rd I turned 80 – and in so doing I consider myself to be extremely fortunate. H and I are still happily together after 57 years, our kids and grandkids have become responsible adults and I can still walk in forest and field virtually every day (just not as far or as fast as I could 50 years ago). Two of my friends, both younger than I, died in the last year so I consider every day a gift to be savored.

Several years ago, inspired by a renowned nature photographer’s article in a major magazine, I undertook a project to take at least one good, or at least interesting, photograph a day. That one project became three (all posted on In Forest and Field) and now a fourth – it began on my birthday and will continue for the year. The first quarter’s photographs were posted here, this post is a collection of the photos from the year’s second three months (photos from a camera trap are indicated by #). Herewith the photographs –






















































































































































































































































































And so here we are, winter's two-thirds gone and spring's just around the corner soon the first migrants will be arriving, the first flowers of spring will be poking up through the soil, and trees’ buds will be bursting.

It matters not what humans think, the cycles of the natural world go on although we are messing them up to varying degrees. They have done so since before there were humans and will do so long after humans are gone from the earth. For now I'll keep taking a photo a day to post in early May.

#  from a camera trap


The Furry Gnome said...

I SO enjoy your quarterly picture collections. They are always spectacular! Loved every one.

Jenn Jilks said...

That is amazing, your photos. And 57 years!

Shiju Sugunan said...

What a treat to watch these amazing pictures. Really spectacular!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You are talented at finding good subjects and taking amazing photos. I like the leaf with the frost and then it's hard to choose my favs. I love them all. My hubby and I are in our 70s and know what you mean about not going as far or as fast. But it's a blessing to be able to get out there and enjoy nature. Better than so many our age that sit and watch tv all day. Enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful post and nature photos. Every day is a gift, congrats on 57 years being happily married. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend.

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

I am glad to see that your days are still graced by the beauty around you and that you are still able to get out there to enjoy it yourself and share it with us through your gorgeous photos. I will be 80 this May and beginning to feel that "old age" is truly upon me, but happy to wander the woods and waterways still. Thanks be!