I love swallows, I always did.
When I was little we used to have 4, sometimes 5 nests every year in our cowhouse.
I remember it so well, I loved to watch the parents feed the little ones and was always stunned by how fast and precise they navigate through the air.
That is what makes it also almost impossible to get a good picture of them...
The spring day they arrive at the stable
is always a special moment for me,
a moment that lets me just pause for a little while.
There are two or three "couples" here at the farm.
I didn't expect that many really, because there are no animals on the farm... but they are here and I love to listen to their chatter.
We discoverd their first nest today.
It is an "used" one and they're renovating it very carefully.
This fella came to "visit" the farm again yesterday.
It is nice to see him hopping around so happy,
but it is also a bit annoying because the dogs have to go on the leash now...
And they don't like that!!!
He's also not easy to shoot (with my camera of course).
He is very alert and moves around quite a lot.
I had to do some adjustments on this photo in Photoshop.
And this is the crop from the photo above... which is surprisingly good.
These are the moments when I wish my lens would be reaching a little "longer"...
But like always in life,
we just can't have it all...
And that is OK!
I had a good ride yesterday.
Midas was behaving well and Indigo followed us as usual.
We didn't see much wildlife,
just couple of geese down at the river.
Going for a trail ride is really one of the best ways to
"wash over your spirit and take all cares away"
as allhorsestuff said in her comment.
And so is going out with the camera,
searching for the perfect motive...