I wandered off the route and instead drove towards the Comeraghs. Now I was going to be late. But at least I was living dangerously!
On the boreen I caught a glimpse of the mountain through a gate. The bright morning drew me up through the rise of the land and the cloud skimming the ridge. The occasional grinding mechanism of the lens and my own breathing behind the camera gradually settled my racing mind.
While focussing on the willow hedgerows woven with catkins, I heard her. The song began in bursts with pauses in between. We both waited in the stillness, and every thought of time wasting or even of strategies for change and improvement, abandoned me.
A mate joined her and the blurring began. Just a moment on the road to the mountain and I was back on the right road.
Oh yes sometimes it is so with the slight delay to take the road less traveled. 🙂 Sounds like a lovely little detour!
A worthwhile diversion I think.Such lovely images.
Beautiful photos Catherine. No blurred bird for you today. Gorgeous. Philippa xx
Looking for Blue Sky says
I needed to see these today 🙂 Thank you x
Fantastic photos:) Greetings
Time spent listening to birdsong and looking at the natural world is never wasted. Lovely photos.
Love your 'wandering off the route…and living dangerously'. The way to be!
Rebecca Alexis says
perfect. perfect. sometimes the waylay delay brings us a bit closer to our own true path. this is just gorgeous. xo
Down by the sea says
I'm so glad you wandered off the route and lived dangerously for a few special moments.
beautiful photos – worth wandering off the route for 🙂
Such a beautiful meditation in getting lost and then found…and gentle focused mindfulness. Such gorgeous light!!!
Donna@Gardens Eye View says
Sometimes when we wander off the path we are on we find a better one even for a short time.
It only takes a moment doesn't it Catherine, and things can fall into place. Beautifully put, and photos gorgeous as always.
Casa Mariposa says
Sometimes just a few moments with Mother Nature are what we need to help us steer in the right direction. Wonderful reflection. :o)