Last month I was looking through some of my earliest image archives and came across a photo of a peachy-colored Daylily that I had taken while exploring with my friend Patty at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Pinellas County, Florida.
Before my bird photography obsession kicked in I would often go exploring in the gardens around the state and photograph the flowers, trees, plants, bees and butterflies I found there and quite often Patty was with me. She and I went to the same high school together in Germany and even though I didn’t know her then we connected later in life and became the best of friends. We saw a lot of Florida together!
When I think back on those days I have to think of how much easier it was to photograph the butterflies, flowers, trees, grasses and bees than it is to photograph wild birds on the wing. I miss the days of exploring with Patty but I am glad I switched my focus to birds. They are my calling, my delight and my joy. I’m glad I became addicted to bird photography.
I just thought some of you might like to see what I did with my camera before my obsession with bird photography kicked in.
Life is good.