I went for a hike the other day
I felt that I needed to get out and play
out in the country and breathe the fresh air
knowing that I hadn’t a care.
Life is good and I’m still alive
and you could say that I even thrive
on walking miles out in the sun
for my race is not yet run.
My pace is slow as I amble along
not in a hurry my pace long gone
just happy to be out in the sun
that Nature provides to give me fun.
It gets a little warm out there
as I walk along without a care
stopping when something catches my eye
to take pictures of the wonderful sky.
Or maybe a bird or a tree or two
whatever it is that is in my view
something that has caught my eye
and I have to know the reason why.
I really like to record the scene
whatever it is that make me serene
as I walk off the miles in my quest
to take a picture of the very best.
At the end of the trip I always feel tired
and hot with clothes soaked as I perspire
and I change before getting in the car
so I drive in comfort even though it’s not far.
When I get home and look at my shots
half of them are not so hot
as I toss them away and look at the best
knowing my computer can do the rest.
A tweak here and another there
before the picture I wish to share
is ready for others to review
in the hunt for perfection, if they only knew.