My head is spinning with the stories and memories and as glad as I am to be back home, I'm feeling quite sad and adrift. I met Susan, Laura, Katdoc and Beth last October in Cape May but the rest of this group were new meetings. I've always believed that we reveal enough about ourselves through our blogs to let readers know a bit of our character so I had ideas of what these bloggers would be like. Every last one of them are delightful, sharing and loving. I have never laughed so long and so hard. I was constantly wiping tears from my eyes- mostly from laughter but often from the emotions of the moment.
I spent a week in a most beautiful part of our country that I'd never seen before with guides that cared deeply about the area and about sharing their knowledge and talents. It was obvious that they loved showing us both life birds and common birds. I spent a week with people who loved birds as much as I do. I fit in. I formed new friendships and deepened old ones. I miss the "Flock." I still have several hundred photos to sort through and edit and of course there's work around the house to catch up on. I don't want to hurry through my pictures and memories though. I'm holding them all close.
This is most of the Flock:
Beth from My Life With Birds
Tim from From the Faraway, Nearby
Nina from Nature Remains
Jane from Jalynn's Window on Nature
Barb from My Bird Tales
Kathie from Sycamore Canyon
Laura from Somewhere in NJ
Bill from Bill of the Birds
Kathi from Katdoc's World
Mary from Mary's View
Jane from Wrenaissance Reflections
Kathy from Life, Birding Photos and Everything
Susan from Susan Gets Native
Kathleen from A Glorious Life
I hope I didn't miss anyone on the list, but I miss you all.