I had some errands to run this afternoon before doing what I really wanted to do which was go to my new favorite place, the wetlands refuge, and maybe see some wildlife. But there I sat in traffic.
My wife had to work today and I got some things done at home this morning. I saved the fun stuff until this afternoon. Fun stuff being the potential to take my cameras to the refuge and maybe meet a Screech Owl. While at the refuge the other evening I met a guy taking pictures who told me where this owl resides during the day.
My first stop was Costco to buy an external hard drive they have on sale. What a bad idea that was. Going to Costco on the afternoon before the Super Bowl. What was I thinking? I saw a couple with a 42" flat screen TV on their cart. I wonder how many of those they sold today? The guy in line in front of me had, among other things, a big crab leg in a plastic bag and a nice tub of rather large shrimp. Hmm... a seafood Super Bowl. It would have been interesting to get a hot dog and just sit and watch people but I had things to do.
And then this happened. I really didn't know it was supposed to rain today and it can be an extra bummer when you have something planned. Rain isn't ordinarily a bad thing but not good for hiking into the woods with cameras and tripod to get some Screech Owl pixels. Oh well, maybe tomorrow I can meet Mr. Screech. I don't think he's going anywhere soon.
Here's an image taken the other day just before sunset. These guys were just cleared for takeoff. Actually I think my shutter startled them. I'll have to learn to be more stealth.