I don’t have a joke. I just liked that title.
I went out to clean the Traeger grill this afternoon and as I lifted off the cover this little fellow hopped out into the grass. The husband was mowing the lawn and hadn’t reached the section Mr. Frog was now occupying. Fearing a slaughter I attempted to catch him. He hopped onto the side of a Homer bucket that holds an heirloom tomato and scrambled up into the plant. Well, how very convenient for me and my camera!
Later in the afternoon I went for a walk. Attempting to offset the homemade blackberry pie we’re having for dessert in a bit. This guy slithered across my path. I’m happy to report that I did not screech or do a little dance. But, my camera settings were all wrong, so I wasn’t able to capture a nice, clear close-up. What I didn’t appreciate about Mr. Snake was the fact that, after he slithered across my path and got into the grass, he popped his head up to see where I was. Creepy. That’s when this shot was taken:
Have I mentioned lately that I love my new camera? And the skills I’ve recently gained in my manual exposure class? Not saying I’m an expert by any means, but I feel like I’m getting some pretty cool photos all with my little own hands…auto need not apply. Happy.