We live about 35 minutes from one of the most incredible bird watching area's. Thousands of people come from all over the world each May to catch sight of the many varieties of birds that rest here on their migration journey before crossing Lake Erie. Since my mom moved here a few years ago we have made it a tradition to go to the bird sanctuary each spring. We go the week after bird week to avoid the major crowds. The bird sanctuary at Magee Marsh has a beautiful board walk that meanders under the tree canopy and is a great place for capturing photos of the birds. I have been eyeing a zoom lens for my camera for some time and this year my husband bought the lens for my birthday. It arrived just a few days before our bird watching adventure.
Besides birds, the other thing I thought of there was our theme this month in Take Me Deeper about self care and sanctuary. Being in nature is a place of sanctuary for me. Experiencing God's creation always connects me with His power and His majesty. And being in nature and walking with a camera in hand is definitely something that feeds my soul and brings me energy and joy.