Staying Power Thoughts

Feb112016DawnI have quit a few times. It always leaves me in a quandary making the decision. There is immense power in staying with it. There are many reasons this is on my mind to think about. OK, fortitude is a value I treasure. Being the captain of one’s ship, being the last one to leave the boat comes to mind.

The mixture of weather yesterday might be the trigger for this traipse through the barren landscape of my mind. Remaining out in the bone chilling cold at daylight, to watching the snow pile up on the long lens at the end of the day. Then again it might be the fact that our 40th wedding anniversary is knocking on the door. Months of thought and planning a celebratory trip has left us with no decision on where to go or what to do. Turns out we are very content where we are at. Albeit we would like to view something new. Geez, who is writing this? What make me use words never spoken? quandary, immense, fortitude, traipse, albeit. Tickle a few brain cells and I am a dictionary.

The essence of my thoughts is that staying power provides discovery. New horizons, chance encounters, the wow factor so often derived by plugging along, doing what you do. Sure there is a time to stop and move on. That timing is always spot on. Looking back on the good times, appreciating making it through the not so good.

The rabbit died by the way. We will be blessed with a grandson in May. So much to be thankful for in a lifetime. Think I will stay awhile longer, if I am allowed…

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Surprise Snow Day

Feb102016TowboatInHeavySnowWe had a surprise snow yesterday. Not that much accumulation but the roads were extremely slick early. At times it was white out conditions. It was fun to be out…

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Feb102016BaldEagleStandingOnNestMateInNest copy

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Leftovers And Bald Eagles Mating

Feb092016GeeseFlyingInTheFog.

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Sandhill Cranes Ewing Bottoms And Otter At Muscatatuck NWR, Indiana

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Feb082016RiverOtterEatingSunfish

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A Few More Sandhill Crane Pics

Feb072016SandhillCranesLeaningBeforeFlightA few more Sandhill Crane pics from Friday. We are making another drive this morning to watch them again. They are a somewhat difficult to capture. The mostly gray coloration against mixed up backgrounds, the camera autofocus systems struggle to attain accurate focus. Love to watch them dance. Hope to capture more of it…

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Feb072016SandhillCraneDancing

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