Middle Earth · 30 Days Wild 4
My first wild activity of the day was carefully saving a tiny spider from the bath before I showered this morning, which was easier said than done! Evidently didn’t realise I was trying to help and kept retreating, as I’m sure any one of us would have if something that much huger than us had tried to pick us up! Retreating into the drain it managed to temporarily delay my shower (yes, I’m the kind of person that waits for a spider to come out of a plug hole before continuing about their day ).
The afternoon was spent at a photo shoot, so I didn’t get around to doing anything specifically for 30 Days Wild, but I did get to spend the day in a beautiful Cornish woodland photographing an elf so I’d say that counts! We even had a butterfly come take a perch next to the model for a while, though sadly it was too in the shade to really show up in the pictures. Was nice of it to turn up though!
Photos from the shoot will eventually end up on the ZINZI Media Facebook page along with the rest of my non-wildlife work, but there’s a sneak peek in the title image
On the way to the shoot I spotted lots of magpies, a bird I know many aren’t fond of, but that I absolutely love. I adore all the corvids, and I’m constantly amazed by their intelligence whenever I watch them.
I’d planned on doing something more 30DW specific this evening, but by the time I got home I was knackered and didn’t much fancy doing anything except chill and watch the birds come and go from their nests in the eaves of the houses on my street as darkness set in. I’ve had some pretty broken sleep lately, in part due to the noisy seagulls nesting nearby kicking off throughout the night. They can get pretty loud at this time of year!
The rest of my night will be spent catching up on some of the tweets and blog posts from everyone else taking part. Finding it really inspirational seeing what everyone else has been getting up to, and I can’t wait to do my own take on some of the amazing ideas I’ve seen throughout the rest of the month.