However, we can have the eyes of a tourist or explorer in our own backyards and surrounding locations without even trying too hard. All it takes is a willing spirit and a personal commitment to get-up-and-go to a local place. It may be a park, trail, area of town that you don't visit often, if at all. Or, it may be a place you've thought about but the drive is a bit of a hassle.
Whether you're a photographer or have an interest in a hobby or activity, taking on a local adventure that falls in to your domain of interest may be the ticket to turning a routine Saturday into a real 'weekend' of fun.
|Bye, Bye Blackbird - Sheen's Nature Photography|
A recent hike revealed a vocal male, singing in the bright sunshine along the reeds. He stood in the same place for at least 30 seconds.
The inky black feathers accessorized with fire-engine red wing patches, his fashion statement makes a fashionista green with envy. And his song, as shrill and bright as it is, is much preferable to any tune on the radio.
Have a great week and it's time to start planning your 'weekend'.