Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Another Update

Before I share a sampling of yesterday's adventures, I wanted to respond to all of the emails that I have received which go something like this: AAAACCCCKKK! Julia, for heaven's sake don't get out of the car to take pictures of wild creatures. You could be putting yourself in serious danger!

I appreciate your concerns for my body's integrity, really I do. But rest assured: all the pictures that I have taken of animals have been from the safety of our SUV with all windows rolled completely up.

Promise. Cross my heart.

Some pictures appear as if I were within arm's reach of the critters, but it only appears that way because I have a telephoto lens. In reality I'm a very very long distance from any horns or hooves or any other potential damaging animal part.

Now, mountains are another story. A fair amount of those pictures were taken while standing firmly on the ground and camera propped on my trusty monopod. So. Rest easy. I promise to behave myself.

And for those that have asked how I have been feeling energy-wise and pain-in-the-hinder-wise, my answer is great! Really and truly. I couldn't be more pleased with the way the timing of my rituximab infusion and epidural injection played out. I'm comfy and while tired at the end of a long traveling day, find myself ready to head out the next morning, renewed. Yessss.

Yesterday's geography changed dramatically as we moved east from Glacier. So did the weather: we ran into our first heavy cloud cover and rain, which actually I didn't mind at all. Change is good sometimes.


Anonymous said...

So glad to hear you are feeling well!!

Absolutely LOVE that second picture. I like the clouds!

ShEiLa said...

I love rain!

Nice pics and glad to hear you practice safe photography when critters are involved.

Gertie said...

I bet you are in Williston ND for some of those pics?