Taken in Southport, NC.
- “The oldest recorded White Ibis was at least 16 years, 4 months old. It had been banded in Alabama in 1956, and was found in Florida in 1972.”
I love taking walks with my Samsung Galaxy cellphone. I can take pictures along the way. This means that photo subjects are everywhere.
Have fun with your walk.
Photography has always being my therapy from all the mental and emotional things I’ve been through, Too long to mention, but I will say that a lot of it was genetic, and another was long-term mental/verbal abuse.
I know I would get up those early mornings to watch the sun come up, and the camera would be in my hand ready to be set. Waiting for the sunrise and the colors and swagger it would present that morning. I’ll be thinking about nothing else but what’s in front of me. I’d be smiling because it’s so beautiful and so quiet with nothing but the seagulls singing across the waves. There’s nothing like it. When you’re in the mountains it’s so breathtaking. The air is so fresh and the solitude of quiet is amazing.
Today, my challenges have physically gotten hard. I love to walk and hike with my camera, which has become difficult, because of my back and hip. This I’ll have replaced in March. I’ve been told I’ll be able to get back on my fit and meet my challenges again.
Mental and emotional is very challenging because you don’t know what picture you’ll be seeing in the mirror. I do see good in the future because my intuition tells me with all the things I have planned I will meet those challenges head on. I’m not going to sit down and die. I’m 63 young, and there’s too much I want to do.
I hope to meet the mountain again and this time I’ll make it to the top.
With a lot of fear I took a trip to the mountains of North Carolina by myself. The actual fear was my arthritis that has crippled me. My hip, back and legs have a hard time withstanding a lot of activity. But I always wanted to go to the mountains to visit and hike. I miss the activities I use to do.
First, I surprised myself by going by myself and driving 5 1/2 hours with one quick stop. I’m in my mid 60’s and I have a tendency to get confused and lost. But, I was anxious to get there. When I saw the mountains tears came to my eyes, and I said, “I made it Lord.” You see I’ve been going through depression with the pain of arthritis.
I was determined to get my hike in and I did. However, it was painful and difficult I did it even if I had to stop a million times. My hiking stick was my guide and help. My camera was my companion and we had fun. Even though I didn’t get to hike anymore I was able to drive and take in the scenery. Here’s are the pictures I took that were well worth it. Oh, I must mention the lovely I stayed at – River House B&B Chimney Rock, NC
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