Myths about retirement

After my retirement last year, it was like a dream come true. I could now devote full time to my photography. I started doing research on different places and species of birds that I wanted to photograph. One of my goals was to travel around the US and take in all the wonders that the national parks had to offer. You know maybe spend a month at the beach and then shoot inland to spend a month in the mountains. AAA the retirees life.

And then reality sets in. The same bills still have to be paid but with less money afterwards. I now limit my field trips to once a month and then it has to be within a 3 hour drive one way. So far I only been able to take one trip. I am able to go to the park in town which has a river walk but most of the time it is filled with screaming kids. Not my cup of tea.

It may sound like I’m complaining but that is not the case. And in my next post, I will explain why.
Good bye for now and I hope everyone has a wonderful day. 🙂

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For all those people that have visited my blog, I want to apologize for not having regular updates. When I started this blog I had planned on weekly updates but have been side tracked by other commitments. I hope to do better in the future.
Thank you. 🙂

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One of those days

My alarm clocks jumped on the bed right on time this morning. It was one those I have to go NOW or else deals. You see I have 3 labs so there is no need to set an alarm clock since I retired. The girls make sure we do not over sleep.

Anyway when I was able to open the door and let them out, the first few flacks of snow hit my face. Oh no, one of those days again.  Well no field work today but I can do some research for future posts. So after the girls were fed, dried off and the “come back here with my shoe or what ever else they have stolen” games it was time to get serious.  I should have known better.

You see I don’t work at a desk other than on the laptop. I lay out my field guides, papers, iPad, and pens on the coffee table because I can make a mess when I’m involved in my research. To make a long story short after several hours of Lady Bug trying to drink my coffee, Buff playing retriever (stealing my guilds and papers and taking them to my wife) and DD wanting to lay on my lap so could rub her stomach, I finally gave up. After I had put everything away, it got quite in the house. I ask my wife where the girls were, she told me they was upstairs. So real quite like I snuck upstairs to see what they was into. Must to my surprise, all 3 of them was laid out on the bed asleep. Why fight them, join them. When my wife missed me that is where she found us, all laid out asleep.

Well it time to go feed the horses,HEY COME BACK HERE MY BOOTS YOU HAIRBALLS!!!  🙂

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Header Photo change

After thinking all day about my header photo, I decided to just limit it to just the head and shoulders of the eagle.

Let me know what you think. All comments and emails will be answered.

God bless. 🙂

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What this blog is about

This blog is about my adventures or misadventures on the way to becoming a nature/wildlife photographer. Some of the post are in the past and some will be in the present.

From time to time when the weather is too bad to go into the field, I will talk about different topics. It maybe on different equipment, how to identify birds in flight, etc.

So grab a cup of your favorite drink, enjoy the post, and may god bless you.

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Welcome to my blog

I just wanted to take a minute to say that I’m truly excited about sharing some of my funny and not so funny stories and experiences that happen to me and my friends over the years . I hope you will find them as entertaining in reading them as I do in writing them.

All comments and emails are welcome and I will answer everyone.

Again thank you.

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