Over the memorial weekend holiday, my husband and I drove over to Bainbridge Island to pick up my son from the ferry and, on the way back, got a big surprise...
We take a backroad from the ferry because it is a little quicker than following the long line of cars that get off the ferry. Along this path, we pass by a lot of various homes. We have gone this way many times, but, on this day, we were surprised to see three beautiful llamas behind a wooden fence gazing at us as we drove by.
One of the homes we pass is set back off the road a bit. On one side of the property is a wooden fence that goes down the yard very close to the street. As we passed, we saw the three llamas you see in my photos.
At this point, they were back a little ways from the front of the fence. At first, all three llamas perked up their heads and kept their eyes on me. I walked slowly to the fence and held my camera up to try to get some nice shots.
"Dolly" kept watching me and moving closer. As she neared, she would stop and stand very majestically with her head up very high. The other two llamas ignored me and went right on grazing.
I will say that I was also on alert, however, as I have heard the stories about llamas spitting on people. But, these llamas seemed very calm. I think it is because the fence is on a street where there are several houses nearby. The llamas are probably used to people talking to them as they pass or stopping to look. On the fence facing the road, was this sign:
I was so happy that I had brought my camera with me on this day. I try to remember my camera when I leave my home to go on an outing. It seems that when I don't bring my camera with me, I always see a beautiful sunset, rainbow, or something unexpected like this and wish I had brought it with me. Seeing the llamas and having the camera to capture the moment just reinforces my desire to always have a camera nearby...just in case...
I have also noticed that starting my blog has brought out the creative side of me again.... I am more alert to the beauty around me and see so many things that would make a beautiful photograph. When I was younger, I used to draw and paint with watercolor. When you paint, you look at things in a different way. I am discovering that photography is very much a form of art. My husband has been very supportive of my blog and is also beginning to notice things around him that would be of interest to someone else and make a good subject to photograph. I think my blog has sparked a little artistic side of him, too! Just goes to show that if you are open to the world around you and take the time to really look, there is beauty everywhere... So, after a few photographs, we said goodbye to "Dolly" and the other llamas.
Thank you "Dolly" for posing for me! You were a beautiful subject to photograph. After my husband took this photo of me with the llamas, we continued on our drive home. We will be looking for "Dolly" and the other two llamas on our future trips to the ferry.
Today, May 3lst, my friend Sandy Gibson is celebrating a birthday. I would like to dedicate this post to her and wish her a very Happy Birthday today! If you saw the lavender farm posting I did, you saw Sandy with me in the photos...