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A Blue Friend, A Storm, A Proposal

On the way south to adopt two senior dogs, we had an overnight stay in Mount Dora. After dinner, I went to Lake Dora to take sunset photos but the sun was hidden by threatening clouds, changing my subject matter from a sunset to a storm.

Oh, and, a great blue heron and I had an intimate visit and I videoed a marriage proposal.

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The couple on the bench above became engaged with me videoing the proposal with the young man’s phone. He told his girlfriend that he was asking me to take a photo of them when he actually asked that I video his proposal. His proposal was traditional — one knee and a diamond. She said yes. Thank goodness — it would have been an embarrassing moment otherwise! As I was leaving I got this shot of them having a romantic moment.

But before I reached the parking lot, the heron left his post to join on the ground, posing politely for more than fifteen minutes before flying to a fishing pier in hopes of spearing a fish for dinner.

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