The girls have had their swim, Kat and I have had our walk, it’s time now to head back to the car and back home for our evening glass of wine.
I liked the lichen on this old tree stump, and the way the light and shadows created a dappled effect. The stump, even in its old age, showing character and beauty.
Standing tall – one in its full youthful finery, the other slender, with less froth. Some of us show ourselves in full fashion, others choose simplicity. In either case, the real beauty shines through.
Leaders of the pack, the girls are our advance scouts, occasionally stopping to be sure we are still following.
Even in the forest, there are those who stand tall and those who let outside influences weigh them down.
Back to the car, the girls were very ready to get in and head home. But there were a few stops required on the way.
The Osprey babies are now as big as the parent.
Look at that wingspread! Baby is ready to take on the world!
Mother and child – t’is the season for the youth of the world to shine.
We thought we’d made our last stop, and the girls were anxious to get home, take a deep drink and stretch out for a nap, but Kat saw some color in the clouds, so another stop was required for a closer look.
Oh! Is this gorgeous, or what? We thought we were seeing the aurora borealis perhaps, but after Gep returned home he cleared it up for us – what these really are is rainbow clouds. Such an apt name for them!
A lovely evening concluded. Another adventure will follow. I know this.
And – Pen left the nest yesterday. Our house is now available for lease, or will be once it’s been cleaned out.