Michael, when he isn’t driving us to Kentucky State Parks and Catfish restaurants, works full time in the commercial and residential building industry. He spends a lot of time on the road, going from one job site to the next and, as often as possible, I make like a co-pilot.Ã?Â I really don’t help with any of the navigating or business aspect of the trips.Ã?Â I’m just there to smile at him, occasionally pat him on the arm, sing along to the radio, make sure our coffee and/or tea stays fresh, and agree to eat catfish wherever we stop.
I don’t know how the boy gets buy without me when I’m not there.
Something else I do (in addition to ALL THAT) is keep my camera ready at all times. In Kentucky, you just never know when a great photo op will present itself.Ã?Â The pictures shown here are adorable examples.
We were pulled up to a house in Anton, Kentucky when my Animal Lover’s radar went off.Ã?Â I looked around and saw a beautiful goose pacing around the driveway. She was so white she made me think of snow, which was no small task given the temperature was 103 degrees.Ã?Â She crossed the road and peeked at a pond, then went back and “called” to what I assumed were babies (that’s what she’s doing in the picture above).Ã?Â As she headed back toward the pond, I watched for what I expected to be babies following her.
Right on her tail feathers was an adorable little duck, following as she led the way.Ã?Â You can see her in a few of the pictures. When they waddled past me in the car, I just watched.Ã?Â They were so close, I was afraid the sound of the camera would frighten them, so I kept the camera down and just enjoyed the sight of their precious waddling little bodies and the sound of their squeaks, honks, and squawks as the best friends talked about their plans for the evening.
While I love getting pictures of animals, my love for the animals, themselves, always wins out.Ã?Â Given the choice between photographing them and simply enjoying them while leaving them to their own devices, I’ll go with the latter each time.