Something Special

I hear this question all the time when I am out with my camera.

“Seen anything special?”

The fact of the matter is, I see so MUCH “special” but don’t have nearly the time I’d like to edit and share it all!  😉

Like this osprey that was flying over me at Mill Landing the other day, who just happened to pass behind the windshield of the boat docked in front of me.

Or the poke berries changing from their summer-to-autumn clothes. I remember these from my childhood, especially when I made the mistake of squeezing their “inky” berries!

This dapper fellow caught my eye the other morning as he strutted his stuff for the gull-gals down at Forest Beach. A special kind of handsome, don’t you think?

Ever since I can remember I have loved thistle. And now, with the camera, I can’t seem to get enough of these purple flowers with prickly stems, the way they catch the light…

Sometimes it’s the simplest thing I’ll see that feels special.

Like this sailboat that’s been anchored at Forest Beach. Every time I pass it and see the waves gently lapping its edges, it makes me feel so calm, so peaceful.

I suppose the truth of the matter is that “special” is in the eye of the beholder.

Maybe the next time someone asks me, “Seen anything special?” I’ll simply say, “Why yes…”

“And YOU?”