Creature comfort

Lizard hiker

I’m a bit of a loner. I have a few close friends I enjoy spending time with, but being by myself is not something I avoid.

I like being able to make plans without stressing about someone else’s preferences. Having my own schedule, or not having one at all, makes being spontaneous much easier.

That’s why I usually take my weekly photo hikes alone. I don’t have to consider whether someone else is bored, or tired. I can go where I want, when I want, for as long as I want.

I can hike at my pace, and not worry about lagging behind or pulling ahead of someone else.

Still, I’m not totally alone. On each hike, I find at least one sidekick. A critter of some kind that lets me know that despite my claims of solitude, I’m actually surrounded by all sorts of companions.

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Submitted to Weekly Photo Challenge. The theme was to, “share a picture of a COMPANION and explain why you chose that picture.

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  1. I am very social, but the older I get the more I am becoming like you. I like being ALONE, I enjoy reading or watching a movie, even if the boys are with next to me (and we’re watching HARRY POTTER AGAIN..heh) I feel better like that than trying to make conversation or being around other people.

    I almost feel “free-er” because of it these days.

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  2. I’m more of a loner person too, but unfortunately we don’t have a lot of nature trails around here…. but with the baby, cat and dog, I feel like I live in a wild animal kingdom.

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  3. If I didn’t know better I’d swear that was written about me. While I have a few good photographer friends that I go out with from time to time, my best work is made, and I get the most enjoyment from, being alone in the mountains or forests with nothing but my camera and my thoughts.

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  4. I can kinda relate to that. Doing a two hour walk in six hours cos you wanna stop every ten yards and take another pic can be a bit wearing on your companions so I, too, like to take off when my other half is at work or whatever and take my camera for a walk sometimes. Then again, she is a very understanding wife who is quite accepting of my addiction! :-D Click. Click

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