Monday, June 23, 2014

Changing Focus

As I noted in a post at the beginning of the month this year has been a year of dramatic change in my life.  The change began with my father's passing and every time I think that I am beginning to arrive at the new "normal" something else changes yet again.  This has been a year of loss and at the same time a year of gain.  It has been a time of renewing and repairing of old relationships and the building of new ones.  In the midst of all of the change my wildlife photography has had to take a backseat. 

While outdoor photography has taken on lesser roll in my life temporarily I still make time occasionally to enjoy to the peaceful solitude of daybreak on the water. 

An hour spent one Sunday afternoon watching a pair of red-headed woodpeckers carry insects to their young was a special treat.  I located this den tree last year and upon checking it this summer was elated to find that it housed not only the red-headed woodpeckers but a nest of yellow-shafted flickers as well.


Montanagirl said...

Terrific photos, Coy!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Fantastic shots.All of life is a process of change,but most of us,myself included,don't really like change a lot.

photowannabe said...

It's been a long time since I touched base with you.
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Praying you will have peace as you go through this difficult time.
Your photos are as wonderful as ever. Sometimes we just have to take a break and put our focus on other things.
I think that's where I am too.
Life just gets in the way!
Take Care
Sue of photowannabe

Elaine said...

There gorgeous photos, although all very different. Life is constantly changing, and we have to adjust to the changes as best we can. It's not always bad to take a step back from the things we love to do for a while. If it's important to you you'll eventually find more time for it.

Kerri Farley said...

So very sorry for the loss of your father ..... Thinking of you.

Jessica Allen said...

I only recently found your blog and could not be happier. Your photos are such an inspiration...and some day soon, I am sure you will find a new 'normal.' :)

Lindsjö taxar said...

Everthing takes time and it will find back to normal.
Lovely Pictures, the second one is great.

jel said...

sorry to hear of your dad's passing!

Very cool shot!

take care

jel said...

sorry to hear of your dad's passing!

Very cool shot!

take care

FAB said...

Super images Coy.

Just take one step at a time and enjoy whatever moments you get with nature while administering your additional responsibilities.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I understand the change you share in your life. My blogging over the last few months has been a struggle. I too find myself just soaking in the moment instead of capturing it in a photo. I've gotten back to simple (or trying to get there). I'm hopeful that a new, smaller camera will let me capture the moment while still enjoying it too.