It has been 18 days since I've been out to photograph anything. I haven't been in the mood. Today I took my camera and went for a walk in the back pasture on our property.
These guys were happy to be going today!
Spring is here in Oklahoma. Winter was unusually warm and green after a summer of misery in 2011.
I love the brand new leaves sprouting out...
This is the first day I've felt like photographing anything in the last couple of weeks and that is a good feeling.
Out on the back of the property is a creek and a rocky/canyon area. Which is filled with brambles. It is really pretty after a nice rain and the creek is bubbling over small rocky outcroppings. I decided to go climb on these rocks. I also decided that surely there had to be some petroglyphs or something interesting, exciting and historical. Indiana Jones I am not, rock climber extraordinaire I am not either. I watched my fisheye lense drop 20 feet down and fortunately not fall into the babbling brooke.
Yes, I decided I wanted to climb to the top of this rock, nevermind the brambles. I figured they didn't matter too much...
I was almost there...I had my fingers in the weathered away places.. I was determined. Then.. my $630 precious fisheye lens went flying out of the pocket of my hoodie...down, down, down...not into the creek. Thank God. **note you shouldn't carry lenses in a open pocket.
Pride goes before a fall.... Doggies were trying to go up. Person sliding down...
My adventure. I'm sore now after sliding down that very steep hill. Rock climber adventurer I was not.
Fisheye view of the creek... a pretty afternoon.
It is nice, if you can brave the brambles to go down to walk along the creek.
by now, I gave up on keeping my feet dry.
I hope you enjoy some of these photos of my world out in the sticks.