Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Things Are Looking Up

I looked up yesterday afternoon as I got into my car.  Stunning cirrus clouds were wispy over my head.  I grabbed my phone and snapped picture after picture.  I wanted to be sure they would look as good 2D as they did in 3D.
They made me hunger for more clouds.  As I went over the Kennebec River I could see that the clouds from there were also prime candidates for a photo shoot.  However, stopping in traffic wasn't an option, and neither was parking and walking back with this cast on my foot.  So I kept driving, all the while thinking "Rats, I want those clouds".  But as I got off that 4 lane bridge and started for the next narrow bridge to the islands, "what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a big old osprey on a wire quite near."  I had to cross that bridge five times before I could avoid traffic and stop the car on the bridge and get a picture.  As I pulled away after getting the shot, I saw that the car ahead of me was making a u-turn like I did, and the ones that had just come up behind me were driving really slowly and had stopped on the bridge also.  You know you are in Maine when a bird can cause a traffic jam in a town of 500.  But it's justified, he is back a couple of days early from Jamaica.  We're happy to see him.  Now for his lady friend's return!

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Your phone really takes great shots. It was an amusing story about the stops on the bridge. I guess everyone is ready to celebrate spring!

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  2. I am a long-time taking-pictures-while-driving person, but hate to admit this. Is it because I only stop to think and quiet down the noise while driving? Or that my camera, with its tilt screen makes it easier? I have to admit, though, that I even used to take photos with my old film camera, pointing it haphazardly out the window while never taking my eyes off the road.

    I love the slice about the bird creating such a ruckus in your town of 500! The photo are beautiful, the bird shot impressive. Spring is nearly here for you? I think so!

    Elizabeth E.
    http://peninkpaper.blogspot.com/

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  3. Welcome home Mr. Osprey! Now I am anxious for my feathery friends to appear. I miss their diving theatrics.

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  4. What a wonderful surprise! I just love your cloud picture. I can see that framed and on a wall. Enjoy your blue skies...snow is on the way....AGAIN!

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