I've declared this one as the Year of Adventure!
To kick-start my intention, we braved the (extremely!) cold weather and took back country roads to Mohican State Forest.
|Hoar Frost on trees, New Year's Day 2018|
We saw an eagle cruising down the river a few miles before we entered the forest, raising my hopes and filling me with anticipation of taking great Nat Geo worthy photos.
It was not meant to be.
The waters near the bridge must have been fished out, sending eagles elsewhere for dinner.
All was not lost. We saw many hawks, deer, and other wildlife, including these turkeys.
Jim especially likes to see turkeys in the wild and asked me to take a picture. These dudes were pretty far away, and I was inside the running car (vibrations make it difficult to get clear pictures), but I gave it my best effort. More of a documentation than an interesting photo, I printed this picture and taped it to Jim's desk as a reminder that Adventures are Important. Why? For me, finding the unexpected gives the day "just enough" adrenaline to offset mundane chores.
Plus, adventures make me feel happy.
And happy is good!
My very best wishes for a Happy New Year to all my family, friends, and blog readers. Let's make 2018 the Best Year of our lives!
Marcheta *you betcha!