If last week I was a little on edge, by now I should be over the edge. After several weeks with hardly any time for nature photography, I was really looking forward to a regular Monday morning dedicated to my hobby. No pressure, several hours to spend and a few subjects in mind. I got up in good hopes, put on my outdoor clothes, went downstairs to load my bag, made coffee, walked the dog, got upstairs to say bye…and found my youngest daughter waking up to a 40 degree fever. With temperatures that high, kids cannot go to Kindergarten and have to stay home. And thus my fate was sealed as well: another week went by without a decent stint with the camera. It is really starting to feel a bit uncomfortable now, with autumn colors developing nicely and forests full of fungi. In less than two weeks, I’ll travel to Kenia for my trip of a lifetime. Of course, I look forward to that a lot, but also hope I’ll be able to have a few hours to spare in an autumn forest. My guess is all the leaves and colors will be gone when I return from the Mara. Let’s see if it is meant to be, or if another hickup along the way will prevent me from going out again. Above is an image from exactly a year ago. Just a simple Birch leaf on a bed of moss.

Birch Leaf on Moss; Canon 5D mark III w. 70-200/2.8L IS II and 1.4x; 1/8s at F11 and ISO100; tripod