Sometimes you have things all planned out, and an unexpected surprise delights you. The other day, I was busily working away when my Internet connection went down. Now, I work from home as a freelance writer, editor and marketing consultant, and I rely upon my Internet connection for the majority of my work. When it stops, often I must stop, too. After half an hour of fruitless clicking the little antenna icon on my computer tray, I gave up and grabbed my camera. I figured I could take my week’s worth of pictures out in the garden. I write about herbs and gardening a lot, and try to take many of the pictures myself, so at least once a week you can find me outside snapping images at dawn or dusk to capture what I need.
The sky was a brilliant blue with puffy, fleecy clouds, and I realized that many of the sunflowers growing along the south side of the house had bent under the weight of their flower heads. By standing underneath, I could snap the sunflower and the blue sky, and crop out the window screens and side of the house. So I started snapping away.
When I loaded the pictures onto the computer, I burst out laughing. There, putting along, was a big fat bumble bee, and my camera not only captured him in mid-flight heading to the sunflower…it captured his journey away, probably annoyed with me for disturbing his snack!
I love it. It reminded me that sometimes unexpected surprises are the best ones of all.
|See my friend leaving (lower right corner?) Bee zooms away|