A phrase I read the other day stuck in my mind:
"If you think of every day as an adventure, life gets a lot more interesting."
After a very long summer of "staycation", and going no further than my own two legs will take me, I confess it's a bit of a challenge to keep up that attitude. But I still find the camera a helpful tool!
Yesterday was another hot day, and as I did not get out until noon, I decided that a turn around the old cemetery, seeking shadow under the big old trees, would once again have to be far enough. Not much of an adventure, perhaps - but I brought the camera anyway, and was rewarded for doing so. The adventure of the day turned out to be playing hide and seek with a squirrel (with me as paparazzi).
Look at me! I can climb a BIG tree...
And I'm quite an acrobat, aren't I?
And I can run very fast! (Bet you can't catch me, I'll just be a blurr...)
Ha! What did I just tell you?!
Phew. It's hot... I need to rest for a while. (Is that paparazzi still following me??)
Here we go again. Hmm, I think I need to find a snack of some kind...
Still keeping an eye on YOU, though... Even if you're standing way over there...
Now which way shall I choose??
Okay... I'll pose for you nicely one last time. But then I'm off, and you won't be able to follow this time! (he said, and then set off at full racer speed, escaped through a fence, and disappeared out of sight)
A teaser like that, I think he must be related to Squirrel Nutkin.
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter (Project Gutenberg)