The camera was pretty idle for most of the day. I donated blood early in the morning, and being it was hot and humid out, I wasn't too inclined to go out and work with the camera. Although there was a forecast for thunderstorms, I suggested to my husband that we go canoeing after dinner. It did thunderstorm in the afternoon but the skies looked clear after our meal. It was late enough, that I considered not taking my camera. On a second thought, I put my 70-300mm lens on and packed it in the Lowepro waterproof bag. The water was fairly still and there were very few people on the reservoir this time of day. My husband and I paddled out to the entrance to last year's favorite cove-- a place that we had not visited yet this year. As we pulled up, we saw this magnificant heron sitting on a tree that had fallen last season. We were able to get close up and I was able to snap a few before he flew off. Glad I packed the camera.
We got home as it was getting dark, and as I write this, I think it has begun to storm again. Nothing like great timing.