Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Just good people

I like people. Most of 'em, anyway.

There have been plenty of situations in my life, when I lay eyes on someone, and just know that we are going to work out just fine.
(This never really worked with any of my past boyfriends. Lust is blind, I guess.)


Most of my relationships of late (five years, since my blog reared its ugly head) have begun in cyberspace and then bloomed into an all-encompassing bouquet of friends that honestly, I don't know what I would do without. It's a rare thing to meet people the old-fashioned way.

Thank goodness I still know how to do it.

This Spring, at the New River Birding and Nature Festival I got to meet and spend time with a couple that I didn't actually know through this tiny computer monitor. Imagine.



Meet Larry and Diana:

LarryDiana
This is exactly where I met them, while Diana was holding a just-banded titmouse and said titmouse was biting the hell out of her finger.




I set my camera to "Burst" mode and got a series of the titmouse bursting from Diana's hand. The best one, however, was the one that shows the titmouse flying right in front of Larry's face:
Larry and thte titmouse
I laughed out loud when I previewed the photos, and went over to Larry and Diana to show the best one.
Just look how happy Larry is
!

This was the first birding festival they had attended, and I assured them that they picked THE BEST ONE to start with.

Over the course of the week, I got to know them better and it was interesting how many things we had in common:
They live in my home state (Indiana), Larry is a Mason (so were most of the men in my family), they are both in Eastern Star (like my mother), and Larry's been known to hunt a deer or two
(I was raised on venison!).
And they're just good people.
It was like being with family members.
(I'm trying to put together a video of some of the participants' Life Bird dances, and there's a super cute one of Larry after he got...ummm...a Cerulean I think?)

I sort of adopted them, and as the festival ended, we exchanged email addresses and heartfelt wishes that we will see each other again next year.
I hope they return...we have more Life Bird Wiggles to do!

4 comments:

Nature ID said...

Great post, Susan! I hear you in the whole connecting with people the ol' fashioned way.

Mel said...

It's always great to meet nice people. I hope I'll manage to go to one of those festivals sometime, and meet all my blog-world friends :)
Besos,
Mel

Dave said...

That's a cool post!

Susan Gets Native said...

They were such neat people.
Larry reminded me so strongly of my Dad, I had a hard time keeping my voice steady when we talked.