I decided to take advantage of my early morning weirdness and head out for some one-on-one with the rising sun. It's been a while since I wandered the nether regions of the ranch in the wee hours of the morning. Mr. Sun did not disappoint.
After a few minutes of looking east, I turned to the west. Not as vibrant but beautiful nonetheless.
When I would take early morning walks with Dog a few years back, we'd often encounter wildlife. I'd sometimes berate myself for not having the camera with me. This morning I thought 'hey, V this is perfect. you have the camera, you're in a somewhat hidden area, wait quietly and you'll capture some wildlife on film.' So I waited.
Evidently, the coyotes didn't deliver the memo that I'd be hanging around ready to take free portraits. Dang. In my hour of waiting, I managed to capture:
A fish coming up for breakfast.
Two ducks taking flight.
Some fungi on a stump.
And five vultures catching some rays before they headed off to find some dead carcass.
I was freezing by the time I decided to head back to the house. Forty five degrees is not freezing but factor in a stiff breeze and I was ready for warmth. I'm not quite ready for National Geographic to come calling, how do they do it?!
Crossing the bridge back to our side of the ranch I glanced back and saw this
Mr. Sun never lets me down. I also had the bovine army standing sentinel on our side, crazy cows.
I need to be better prepared on my next foray into wildlife photography, hot chocolate, socks with the shoes, little things like that. I just know there's a deer or coyote that's ready for its close-up.