I was an adventurous kid. My vehicles of exploration, my skateboard, bike, or just my own two feet. My fuel, my curiosity and the false bravado most brand new bright and shinny eyes may have. I would spend most of my time alone, maybe day dreaming in a tree, or possibly with my hands in the stream that flowed in the woods behind our house. There was enough distance in the proximity of home base, that almost nothing could shake my confidence. And with each passing year, I used my past to help me navigate my present to get me to the future.
I believe I saw myself in this baby Blue Jay, I photographed above, recently outside my kitchen window on a warm sunny afternoon. I could see myself, impatiently rolling my eyes, as the Jay's parents called out for a safety check some distance away. I could see myself, gratefully accepting a mid day snack, as the Jay's mom brought him a nice bug. And I could see myself. . . daydreaming. . . in a tree, as baby Jay looked out into the distance of my backyard and into his bright and shinny new world.
Happy Travels. . .Little Jays