Do you remember those picture riddles when you were a kid?
You’d be shown a picture and then asked the question, “Can you find the ______ in this picture?”
Well that’s how it is for me whenever I land at one of my favorite spots like Forest Beach marsh to watch for wildlife.
Once I park the car and get out, I look out at the marsh to see what’s in the picture before me.
At first, unless there’s something really big going on, everything looks pretty still and quiet.
Especially this time of year, with all of the ospreys now gone.
To let myself relax, unwind a bit. Let my eyes move slowly beyond what’s obvious, along the edges of the marsh, into the shadows.
Some days, I’ll spot nothing. But other times, I’ll notice something that looks a little different – a movement, a color, a shape.
So I zoom in, and there!