An evening with the wild horses

Tonight I realized it is not as easy to be mindful without my husband present. I wanted to have some alone time at the park and so I had my husband drop me off. I forgot, or was never really aware, that HE is being vigilant while I’m nonchalantly taking photographs. So when he wasn’t there I was so aware of everything around me. Tiny snake in front of me, alligator to the left. Horses up ahead. So I stopped my scooter in a spot in the path that was away from everything and then the horses decided to walk past me which was awesome but then the stallion stayed back. So if they are not together they are very vigilant. And enter stupid humans. Some want to sit in the grass with them while they graze. Some want to run up and take selfies with them. So then you have me in a scooter and the horses spooked and the stallion kicked up his back legs. It scared me a little and I ended up yelling at some people that we were not at a FUCKING zoo!!!! These are wild animals!!!! Two of the mares ran up ahead and stopped right next to me on the path. I video taped them. I will put that on here with the photos. So the zoom lens is used but not on the video. The two mares were just right next to me. I don’t know if they felt after there or if they knew I wasn’t a threat. I have no idea. But my outing while exciting was just a little different with out my husband. Plus I had to steer myself on the packed gravel and that was a bit hard on my arms. Plus after my sleep walking escapades last night the rest of my body has substantial pain. But I’m very excited I got an ALMOST clear shot of a flying bird, an osprey, the baby colt had a stick in his mane which I felt awful for him because it was rubbing his face but he was still adorable, and I took a few other fun photos. It was really good to get out. I had a bad day yesterday and an even worse night (hence the poetry I posted) so hopefully you will all enjoy my exciting adventures photos

A tiny probably harmless snake but the popping up of the head did not make me happy. I yanked my legs up so fast and could not decide whether to inch past, speed past, couldn’t go in the grass near water/alligator. Ugh the dilemma!

I also found this new “art” setting on my camera and took a few photos in my yard with it that I thought were really neat.

Adventures with my preciousness husband

I wasn’t sure what would happen on today’s adventure because as soon as we got to the park it started to dump rain. We were in a pavilion type thing that had a tin roof and I must say if the only moment was listening to the rain on the roof while watching the dragonfly in the sun/pouring rain, that would have been enough. While we waited we chatted with a really kind family. Then we met an astronomer who was like a tour guide as we went out after the rain on our normal path. But he knew the names of all of the birds which was so cool!

We encountered a snake which was very awesome. He looked like a turtle to me. My husband took the photo of me so you could all see that I wasn’t THAT close but well kind of maybe close!

The lightening I sat forever to get it with my finger on the button just waiting and hoping. So excited to get that photo.

One of the birds in flight was an osprey who I have YET to get a clear photo of. If I could hold my hands over my head that would help but I can’t so…one day!