Meet ‘Scoot’

and the visit to the Blooming Mesquite Tree

Here’s my new best friend ‘Scoot.’ Scoot makes it possible for me to move about as I work to rehab my Iliopsoas muscle. The scooter is there for a bit of support when the pain in my a** gets too intense. But mobility leads to some possibilities.

walker photoMeet ‘Scoot’ My new best friend for a while.

I broke out the Lumix FZ2500 because of its range and all in one 24-480mm f2.8-4.0 Leica DG Vario-Elmarit lens. This is the first time I’ll have a camera in my hands in over a week. Can you say withdrawal?? I had asked my wife Holly to bring a camera to the hospital to document some of the things going on around me. Too much pain, not enough sleep and worrying about the camera being in a hospital environment. My wife told me I was nuts to even think of doing that, once again proving that my wife is the smarter of the people in our marriage… and I was wrong again.

Onward to day’s walk to the end of the driveway. I made it under the mesquite tree and was pausing for a break. Lo and behold I was enjoying the soft fuzziness of the yellow blooms against the beautiful blue sky. Off the get the camera and an excuse for a bit more exercise.

mesquite shadowGoal. The shade under the mesquite tree at the end of the driveway.

Once underneath the blooms, I started looking for some interesting compositions.

mesquite tree bloom imageThe sharp yet soft bloom of the mesquite against the Arizona blue sky.

bee in mesquite blooomA pollinator visits the yellow bloom

I guess I’ll have to be creative find images within this 100-foot circle until I can begin to range further.

Yours in Creative Photography,        Bob