It was one of those mornings…a bit overcast, which coincidentally mirrored the feelings I awoke with. So I grabbed my camera and headed to the Earth for some relief.
I was photographing this beautiful pied-billed grebe when a young boy and his mother joined me at the overlook. The little boy was fascinated as the energetic duck dove for food and bobbed back up. So much enthusiasm…it was contagious.
And my somber mood quickly lifted. It’s hard to hold on to serious thoughts with such joyful energy all around.
And I was grateful to the charming duck and the young boy for the reminder. The light is always there, even in my darker moments.
Quite an adventure we’re on…I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
(Additional photos: wandernature.com/new-photos)