Day 273

Today was an extremely busy day.  I had to run from field to court.  I captured the 7 & 8th Grade boys Football game this afternoon and then I hit the Volleyball game in the evening.

I am truly amazed at the talent that I saw with the young men.  They really worked as a team and seemed to enjoy the game.  If they keep at it they will become a very strong group in a few years.

After that I hit the Volleyball game.  It is Homecoming so the court was walking on the court tonight.  They Volleyball players also held a teacher appreciation.  Each player picked the teacher they felt inspired them the most and they walked out with them on the court and were honored.  I was picked by one of my favorite kids that I had taught last year.  It was an honor.  I then stayed and shot the game.  While they lost, I still enjoy watching them work the court.

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Day 269

Today, while on the way to my sister’s new house we headed down a country road.  We haven’t been on this road in a long time but it would bring us almost to my sisters house.  We lucked out to find a Northern Harrier in a field on the way.  This is one of our most favorite birds, with its coloring, how it moves, and the way it flies, we have just fallen in love with it.  We had thought that they had moved on, but were happy to find this one.  I was able to grab some shots, however, the lens was not on top as it didn’t want to focus on the bird today.  It was like it wasn’t “turned” on.  I just got it back to so I hope that doesn’t mean it is not working right again….

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Day 268

Today we had a chance to head to Duluth to see some birds.  It was a good time and the girl child decided to head out with us.  We hit Hawk’s Ridge and Wisconsin Point on the look out for any new birds.  We didn’t see much on the Ridge, but did see a lot of activity at the Point.  It was a gloomy day but it was nice.  The best part was spending it with two of the three most important people in my life.

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Day 267

I spent most of the day taking photos for the High School Homecoming.  Mostly they were photos of the kids walking down the hallway, having fun, and enjoying Homecoming.  But sometimes you get a picture or two that really stand out.  Is it talent?  Is it luck?  Maybe it is both.

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Day 266

Today was a beautiful fall day.  The air was crips, the breeze was sweet, and the sun was soft.  The perfect time to take some photos of the mushrooms living in my yard.  They are such a nice soft color and I couldn’t resist bringing out my glass ball to play with.

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Day 265

Only 100 more days to go!

Tonight when I got home I was tired.  I could hardly move.  I ended up laying down for a bit and that meant that when I finally did get enough energy to move the light was fading.  The husband and I drove down to the bog to get out of the house and to see what was out.  There wasn’t much but a kestrel, porcupine, and a pileated woodpecker that flew very fast over.  We did see a nice heard of deer messing around in a field, there were a couple nice looking bucks with them.  Maybe tomorrow the light will be better and I won’t be so tired.

 

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Day 264

Tonight I was going to use some Volleyball shots I took at a game in Chisholm tonight.  However, on the way home the moon was so big and bright that when I got a chance I pulled over, grabbed the camera and did my best with the lens I had on in a running car (the vibration of the car make it hard to focus when you need a longer shutter speed.)  It was such a beautiful night.

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