An old friend and fellow writer said he has been following my posts recently, which was great to hear. “You’ve been getting out there with your camera — out to many perilous locations full of gators.”
I shrugged, and didn’t really ponder the comment. Besides sunburn, poison ivy, and a few bug bites, most of my hikes are peril free. I prepare as best as I can and try not to stupidly put myself in bad situations, if I can avoid it. However, I did endure a good number of stinging fire-ant bites yesterday as I snapped just one more photo of this roseate skimmer perched above the high waters at Red Bug Slough (and I was glad I did because that photo came out the best!)
What risks have you faced on recent treks? Have you found yourself getting a little more wet in the swamp to get a photo of that barred owl or hiking further before dusk?