What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected. - Chief Seattle
This is the place to continue your journey with me to help you realize how every aspect of nature is an integral part of your life.
With its large eyes enabling it to see a wide angle and long distances, the osprey likes to perch high above the water to search for its next meal.
It also uses its vision to focus on possible intruders, like photographers, getting too close to its nesting area. Its look can be very intimidating when you are the subject of its laser focus and watch its posture change to one of defending its nest. Then, when it spreads its wings and before you hear the shriek of its cry, you know it is time to depart.
After exploring the local area for fall colors, I returned home to one of the best scenes of the day on the other side of the lake.
A closer look at my "go to" spot when I need to decompress and forget about everything going on around me.
My favorite place and my favorite time of year to reconnect with nature and let the world pass me by.
One of the key things this Japanese Red Bridge, named "Guzei" represents is transformation. Very appropriate in this case as the photo was taken in the early days of October, when the leaves are just beginning are just beginning to change color, or transform.