Well after all the craziness over the last couple of weeks it was time to escape and get away from the city this weekend. It was a chance to just hang out as a family, as well as finally get out and shoot some photos. I haven’t had much of a chance to get out with my camera as of late, so it was great to get even a couple of hours to explore around Echo Lake. I took a few shots and even ventured into taking some of these birds that I came across while I was  out. There is never a shortage of great places to shoot out at our lake. It was great being out in nature picking up the camera, it seems like it’s been such a long time since I was out shooting! As far as I’m concerned it’s the best therapy I could ask for.

Out at our cottage there is no shortage of birds, and on any given day you can see so many different types that you lose count. I can sit outside on our deck and watch all the different types flying from tree to tree within our property. So I decided to take on the challenge of trying to catch a few through my lens this week and this is what I came up with. I hope you like what I’ve been able to capture. Now if your going to ask me to try and identify them that’s where I get lost, so don’t even bother asking me because I can’t give you all there names. That’s where my father in-law would have been able to answer all the questions and name names.

As you know over the last week or two things have been a bit tougher on the pain front and going out for a few hours to get lost in my photography makes a huge difference. I’m able to forget about some of the stresses and believe it or not it makes a huge difference in the way I feel. So I scouted out a few places that I want to go next weekend when we are out there. I should be able to get out more often to shoot pictures now that we’ll be out there every weekend. I am very blessed to have such an amazing site to explore and take photographs like these. So this summer one of my goals is to explore more, and shoot a lot more pictures in the area. So over the next few weeks I’ll be putting up a lot more photos of where my journey’s take me. Please take a minute or two and tell me what you think of the photos.

Before we left the cottage this afternoon we went across the road to where there are some horses kept and I let my girls feed this guy. There were two other horses in the field but every time we’d go to feed one of the other horses this guy would push the others out of the way. Watching my kids laugh and giggle as they fed this guy was the perfect way to end the weekend. It was just a fun relaxing weekend to try and wind down a bit from what has happened over the last several weeks. Things have finally started to calm down a bit with our schedule so hopefully things will start getting back to normal with the pain as well. As I had mentioned in my last post things were getting pretty hard to handle last week. Things have peaked however and I seem to be getting things under control. I’ve also made an important decision that will help with things. Most of the time when I want to go out shooting pictures it’s just spur of the moment. I’ve decided that I’m going to schedule a time to go once a week even if it’s just an hour. It really is the best therapy and relaxes me as well. So we’ll see everyone next week with some new pictures!