On Sunday,September 23,I had the distinct privilege of spending quality time with some dear friends,also called family.
It was a joy to be out in God's creation,enjoying good company and beautiful sights.
Among other adventures we went on,one was a stake out,waiting for deer to show up.
The deer had other ideas,but that did not in any way lessen the joy of being together.
On our way down tracks not used by most people,we came upon this old house nestled among the trees.I would imagine that at one time this was a busy homestead.Children were perhaps running around and playing on the yard.
Zooming back a little,I captured this picture.The evening sun painted the whole landscape a beautiful golden hue.What a perfect time to be out there.
We had a young man act as our guide. He really had hoped to be able to show us some deer,but animals like that have a mind of their own.
As we were walking along,just about to enter a stand of trees,I saw this Milkweed pod.
It looked to me like it was begging to be photographed,so I got this one quick shot.
We made it through the trees,stumbling over broken down trees and trying to avoid the low hanging branches.As we got out into the open again,this beautiful sight greeted us.
The distant bush was lit up by the evening sun and glowed in various shades of pure gold.
Wow,who needs deer when there is this much beauty around.
We were three women and one young man as our guide.
He insisted that we dress in his camouflaged jackets to avoid being seen so easily.
Vel and I were out with our cameras and Jennie and Suzanne just came to enjoy the evening.
Here we are just trying to get settled down to wait for the deer,which didn't show up until it was much too dark for pictures.
I enjoy nature and photography,but pursuing this with friends like these makes it even more enjoyable.
I call these people friends,but family would also be appropriate,as we are related in some way.
Thought for Today:
True friends are like diamonds - precious and rare.