Tuesday, September 15 (continued)
Our camp is in Fishlake National Forest southeast of Salina, Utah.
Reggie and I are on our way to join Bridget at camp after visiting with the horses and mules in the corral (See previous post.). Reggie zooms around me in the joy of a morning of fun and new experiences.
“Oh, the horses! They’re down by the aspens! What a gorgeous scene! Hold still, Reg. I have to get this.”
The small herd is quite far away.
I zoom in to capture both the herd and the tall aspens behind them.
“Only a little while longer, babe. Be a good boy.”
The horses slip into the forest and out of view.
“That was so much fun, Reggie.” I put the lens cap back on the camera. “C’mon. We can go now.”
When Reggie and I left this morning, I didn’t shut the door of the Best Little Trailer all the way closed. I wanted Bridget to be able to bust out if she wanted to or needed to.
Reggie and I see her sitting on the blue mat waiting for us.
As soon as she sees us, she trots forward to walk with us the last few steps to home.
Wednesday, September 16
After a night of on-and-off rain, the crew and I wake to a dark, overcast day. When there’s a break in the rain, we walk down Oak Ridge Road. In the same location where the red tail hawk swooped over us previously, I see a hawk perched high in a dead tree.
There isn’t much light and it’s behind the hawk, giving me not more than a silhouette to photograph. I zoom my camera as far as it will go and take a picture anyway. Later I upload the photo to Picasa editing and lighten it to make the hawk visible, at least.
I have fun playing around with another photo of the hawk, this one dark and moody. Can you feel empathy for the hawk? Have you ever felt this way?
Okay, enough of that . . .
For two nights and mornings rain falls lightly on our camp.
We startle deer and watch them bound gracefully between the white pillars of aspens. I savor the happiness of being with my two best friends in this peaceful world.
The days are cooler now. We return to the BLT invigorated and with good appetites. Soup supper for me both days!
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