April 20, 2021, Silicon Valley
As of yesterday, our home for 24 years is now in the hands of its new owners. We spent the previous afternoon sitting on the back deck one last time, eating falafels and reminiscing. Emotions were felt. Many.
I brought a camera in hopes of getting one last shot at a hummingbird feasting on echium. It’s in full bloom, so it’s prime time. And sure enough.
But before that, the Muse looked up and said, “Bobcat.” And there she was. Roberta was behind a rosemary bush, moseying down a path and up to the open gate of the deck rail. She saw me, gave me a look, and opted not to come in. But I did get one last portrait of her before she sauntered away.
The new owners are very lucky to have such a beautiful natural paradise in their back yard. I hope they enjoy it as much as we did.
(Nikon D500, Tamron 100–400mm f/4.5–6.3 Di VC USD. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 4.2; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)