My lovely wife is an avid gardener, and she has turned our back yard into an oasis of flowers, veggies and general beauty. A mockingbird family took up residence in a trumpet vine, with two baby birds until yesterday. Now there is one baby, and he has abandoned the nest, maybe a bit early. The mother bird is none too happy to have a goofy photographer snapping away...
Seriously, total snapshots, but great scrapbook material (one of my wife's other hobbies).
Mom bird looks down at baby bird... If I had been thinking, I should have put this together into one shot.
Mom bird glares at photographer...
In other news, a huge Tomato Hornworm is making a mess of the tomato plants. Seriously making a mess of them. These things make bigger poop than mice, and they devour the plants down to the stems. They also do not die easily.
It was getting dark, and I had the camera out so I decided to play with the flash in the evening light. By hand-holding the flash off of the camera, you can have the light coming from other directions. This looks much better than direct on-the-camera flash.
Sooo.. get out and shoot some, even if it is in your back yard. Use the time to practice a technique or just document what's around you. I'm not old yet, but I do know that having photos to remember places, people and experiences will be a great joy in the future.