I was really happy to see that this week Tina lets us choose what to post. I’ve just had a wonderful Saturday and wish to show it to you. I went Among Humans again, but it started with a bird.
I think I understand now why I don’t do it often, go anywhere out of my immediate neighbourhood. There is the pandemic, but it’s more than that. I wish to keep it amazing.
It was cold but after a few covered days the sun showed itself again and everything felt new.
As I was driving I looked to the left and saw a bird on the fence staring at me. I slowed down and stared back. The bird was so dark that at first I thought it was a huge crow. Was it an osprey? (ADD-IT: Tina says that it could be a hawk which is even rarer.)
I knew that it would be off before I could reach for my camera and click. I did it slowly but still it took off. I caught it in the air and then again when it landed on a sign. I parked and looked for it but didn’t spot it again.
Next I drove to the end of our beach at Ansedonia. The wind was chilly but the views were lovely.
Finally I reached Orbetello by the lagoon, my shopping destination. This year we are celebrating Christmas in Rome again after one-year pause and I bought some presents.
This was the first time in two years that I entered a non-grocery shop. Everybody wore masks and were friendly and the lights were lovely and the many dogs were either playing or barking fiercely as dogs would. But it was the sunset that stole the show.
After a few hours I had just enough money left (on me, that is, I still deal with old school hard currency) to find a good sweetshop and choose four cupcakes to bring home and share with amore.
Here are twenty images to remember this day. Too many like it and the magic is gone.
For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by Tina at Travels and Trifles: You Choose
This day in my blogging history
2014: Honor the space between no longer and not yet. —Nancy Levin