Lookin’ Out My Back Door

There are protected wetlands behind my house—a bottomland hardwood forest, to be exact. And a creek runs through it.

As I was contemplating the creek over a cup of tea after church today, I did a little investigating on “the interwebs.” The creek runs into Jordan Lake; and from there, it flows into the Haw River. This, in turn, continues on to the Cape Fear River, which is the only river in North Carolina that empties directly into the Atlantic Ocean.


No doubt, these are the sort of things I should have learned in elementary or middle school. I’m a late bloomer, I suppose. But to quote one of my cousins, “You’re never too old to learn.”

Well said.

Lots of birds and vegetation inhabit the wetlands behind my house; and as several of my previous posts have indicated, I never tire of watching the birds. In fact, I spent so much time lookin’ out my back door today that I missed lunch entirely. (That’s a big deal for me. That’s some serious concentration right there.)

I took several pictures (through the glass, unfortunately) of cardinals, eastern bluebirds, woodpeckers, finches, and such.




After a bit, I decided to up the ante. Could I get a bird (in focus) in flight? Not as easy as it sounds for someone who finds manuals and instructions tedious and would much rather wing it—pun intended.




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