My mom, her friend, and I went antiquing on a Monday. Do not go antiquing on a Monday, most antique stores will not be open, but it was just meant to be a wandering around looking for cool stuff kind of day, so it actually went really well for us.
First photo worthy moment, driving through the Alabama swamps (Alabama, NY, btw). It's a great birdwatching spot this time of year (migration birds), and after pulling over to look at the third Great Blue Heron on our way, we pulled into an observation area.
We saw at least five herons, most of them were flying around and catching fish, this is the only one that stayed put long enough for me to grab my camera and get out of the car.
Poor attempt at a close up-you're welcome
Probably the most heron I've seen in an outing that didn't involve a kayak.
So then we went driving around the middle of nowhere, which led to the next photo-op;
Ah, alternative energy
First time I saw wind turbines, it was at night, during a snow storm, just creepy. Up against a blue sky backdrop though, kind of pretty.
That and several country stores, was my day. Ended up with some dime-sized mini Cardinal birds,
Probably too big to be 1:12 scale birds, but home decor pieces, that could work.
And in a world where who you are and what you do can always be defined by a clever sign or two, my mother gave me this;
That sounds about right.