I’m still on the injured list after discovering, the hard way, that the catches on one of our storm windows don’t hold. The window slamming down on my left hand produced deep bruising that not only makes it hard to type, it makes it nearly impossible to use the controls on my camera so I’m not shooting anything new for a few days.
As if the hand reducing my typing style from 4 fingers and the occasional thumb to 2 fingers wasn’t bad enough I managed to twist my left ankle when I missed the bottom step on the front porch this afternoon. Since the left side of my body is just about useless for the time being I am effectively grounded.
Frankie is getting fed up with nursing me and I fully expect her to duck tape me to my chair if I even think about trying to get out of it until I heal. Since I can’t go outside and play THE BOSS has had me busy sorting through the images on my portable hard drive for prints to hang on the walls. Black and white sort of resembles the black and blue left side of my body so…….
It’s a good thing I returned to shoot this old barn several times over the past few months. When I took a shortcut down Atkins Mill Road last week I made a sad discovery. Gravity has finally prevailed and the building has collapsed! There are several other old structures on the same property that are in varying stages of decay. I intend to make a return visit and shoot a few dozen frames before they suffer the same fate.
In case you haven’t heard, I managed to slam a storm window on my left hand a couple of days ago which means I now type with 2 fingers instead of my customary 4 and sometimes as many as 5 or 6 (2 on each hand and even a thumb now and then). The hand is not fractured but the deep bruising makes typing a very slow process and shooting pictures involves setting the zoom with my camera in my lap, picking it up with my right and hoping auto focus saves the shot. Since I do a great deal of my shooting from behind the wheel………. and Frankie scares easily………and I’m afraid of what she might do to me in retaliation……when I’m asleep……… I’m not doing much shooting lately.
THE BOSS has decided we need some fresh pictures on the walls so I’ve been digging through my portable hard drive……How did I mange to shoot over 40,000 frames in just 2 years?
Anyway, from the archives, I present a selection of some of the critters that roam in and around our backyard. Hope you enjoy.
Seeing a piebald deer, like this one, is supposed to bring good luck. We had 2 making nightly visits last year and Frankie still hasn’t hit the lottery! She must be buying defective tickets.
See? There’s another one and still no lottery jackpot!
Peek a boo!
In addition to shooting bird photos from the bedroom window, I also shoot deer photos when the opportunity presents itself. I shot the frame above as well as the next 4 while sitting on the foot of the bed with the window open.
That piebald spike was a regular last summer but we haven’t seen him all winter. We’re not too concerned because bucks are far more skittish that does. Nobody hunts our ridge because local wisdom says there are no deer on Pine Ridge. He’s probably just hiding behind a tree until I put the camera away…….
No, she’s not striking a pose. this doe injured her right foreleg a couple of years back. We were worried that she might not survive but she has and she showed up with her fawn last summer. I spotted her a couple of weeks ago and she’s still favoring that leg…..and she’s very pregnant!
Hard to tell how many points the rack on that buck has but he was a large animal.
Okay, time to hit the pillow.