For a number of years now I had not made it to the wild
wood for health reasons.
Yesterday I just could not stay away when I saw so much gold
down there from my vantage point on the hill
the sheep cheered me on
as the gold on the ground blinded me
I must be the richest person on the planet
with all that gold at my feet!
Near the dam, a white-faced heron rose at my approach
and wonder of wonders,
I managed to get a blurry shot of it
I even managed to see and snap a grey Fantail
cute isn't he?
Almost three months late in his arrival
but who's complaining?
back on my golden carpet to struggle up the hill
carting my camera with 500mm lens.
Yep, I was exhausted . . . but it was worth it!