Walking around any kind of nature reserve gives you an opportunity to reconnect. At first glance, there may not seem to be a lot going on, but if you are quiet, look closely and pay attention to the details, you start to see an entire new world open before you.
I say reconnect, because for most of us, we live and work in an unnatural, almost sterile environment. Being outside in the “great outdoors” reminds us of the majesty that this world we live in offers. But we first have to get off the couch and take a drive.
Maybe that’s one thing that I have enjoyed about this past year shooting so many photos, the motivation to see new things or go to new places that would not normally be on my radar. Now, I’m always trying to look for interesting places and subjects to point my camera at. Yes, it would be easier if I had a job that allowed me to travel more, but I work with what I have and where I am.
This large bird on a stump was found at Brazos Bend State Park. I’m sorry that I don’t know the species, so please comment if you do. Then I’ll learn something new too!