Wild horses

I did not know they would be out there. I decided to go on a little adventure and trek out way past where I normally go in my wheelchair. It was a gravel path that was incredibly painful to go on and I kept hoping that the pain that it would cause my body would somehow be rewarded once I got around the corner, and there they were. Not only were they in the perfect lighting but also in the yellow wildflowers. No one was out there but me. 3 people passed by at one point but for 45 minutes I was there alone with them. The wandered closer than I’d ever seen them, so close, I kept backing up. I took over 300 photos and then I stopped and just watched them. I love to watch this family of wild horses. They wander over thousand of acres at Payne’s prairie and it is a gift and a blessing to be able to see them out and about near humans. Usually they can be seen at the observation stairs that are 6 flights high that allow you to look out over the thousands of acres. I’ve only done that once and my husband had to carry me up and the horses were way out there with bison which was breathtaking but not was close and personal as being eye to eye with them like I was here. They were eating the yellow flowers and grazing and nuzzling with each other. Two of the mares are pregnant. Normally most of my photographs are grainy or dull or not enough lighting and I have no idea how to fix that and don’t want to use filters which to me, alter the realness. So I was thrilled they were in THIS lighting because it makes it look like I’m just a great photographer but really it’s all in the sun and the subject!

It was a beautiful day and I was able to stay mindful and present and joy every minute of it.

Bethanykaysphotography on instagram

Thought I would share my instagram so that anyone having a bad day could go and find something positive. I started it about a year ago when I wanted to have something to positive to do every evening. I download all of my photos and I post them there. You will have thousand of photos to look at that are uplifting. It is how I end my day every day.

I was out in the rain last night with this fella. Little blue heron. He was shaking off all of the rain. I was trying to protect my scooter and my camera from the rain while taking his photo. It was a challenge but so rewarding!

Hummingbird magic

There is a magic in hummingbirds!

If you listen you can hear a small chirp.

They like the purple flowers in my yard and the honeysuckle. They also stop by the hummingbird feeder.

I have watched and waited for hours to see exactly where they land. They have a routine. They always land in the same spot after they eat. Watching them brings me great joy. I hope some of my photographs of them brings you joy too