Today was what I would consider to be a perfect Ohio day. Bright and sunny enough to enjoy being outside, but cool enough for a sweatshirt. I had my camera, a fresh pack of Parliament Lights, and my best friend Amanda by my side. We decided to drive down to the Valley and take a few pictures of the Blue Herons that gather in the area. A few pictures turned into 4 hours of exploring and hiking.
If you aren’t from Ohio, you’re probably wondering why I so nonchalantly mentioned “Blue Herons” in my last sentence like small talk. Blue Herons are one of the biggest bird species here in Ohio. They hang out in a fenced off area near where I live. It’s become a semi-tradition for people from around here to visit them when the weather breaks. It’s all very Lion King meets National Lampoon.
It takes all of 2 seconds for us to get completely wrapped up in nature. The day was young, and my camera had a full charge, so we continued into the woods.
While we were exploring, a deer literally came up 4 feet behind us. He stood for awhile, stared, and then pranced away. It was almost as if he couldn’t hear me flashing my camera like a papparazzi outside of Lindsay Lohan’s house.