White feather

Last Saturday afternoon, Adam and I drove about an hour away to Portage Lake. Christopher and Sarah were camping there for the weekend, and they invited us to spend the day with them. Tim had to work, so, Adam and I grabbed a couple of chairs, a cooler, and headed out. I took my camera too, of course. I thought the lake would be a good opportunity to get some shots in.

It was a gorgeous fall day! It was cool, but the sun was shining bright, not a cloud in the sky. Christopher gave good directions, and soon we were sitting around the fire with them. Adam and I took the camera out into the woods by the campsite. Good photo ops there. He’s very good with the camera, but I feel like I still have so much to learn.

We decided to walk down to the lake. It was actually a little warmer out by the water, because we were in the sun out there, whereas the campsite was shady. I got a lot of shots by the water. As we were walking away from the beach area, back to the walking path, I spotted a white feather. Of course, you expect to see feathers by the beach from sea gulls, ducks, geese, etc. But, this white feather was the only one I saw that day, and it immediately caught my eye. Of course, I had to take a picture.

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They say that a white feather symbolizes the angel or spirit of someone who has passed on. I know that this was a sign from my dad. He was there with us that day. It made me smile! What was already a great day was made even better by this white feather.

We made our way back to the campsite, and sat around the fire again. Soon, we were getting hungry. We cooked hot dogs and bratwurst on the fire. It was great!

We enjoyed the outdoors, using the camera, exploring, and lots and lots of laughs! It was a perfect day, and I’m glad my dad was there too!

I miss you, dad, and I love you!

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