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Eight months down the road I now know that I made a really good decision to put this blog on pause. Wow... Civilian life is different. As busy as military life, but just in a different way.
Four months of that eight I didn't even pick up the camera to go shooting. Probably a mistake in retrospect, but things needed to be done around the new home. My first shoot was back in a blind at South Llano River SP in early December. It took another 6 weeks before I shot again. All in total I have shot 7 times since retiring, and all 7 times have been in bird blinds of one sort or another.
I think I have enough sea legs in the civilian world to start blogging here again.
My return will be going in 4 different directions.
First is catching up with what the private ranches in the Texas Hill Country and South Texas are doing. I will be working hard to catch up again on my bird blind map and trying to get my bearings again.
Second, I will be documenting my blind trips from this year. Good for historical data going down the road--you'd be surprised if I told you how many searches hit this site looking for particular shooting locations. Date plus location will be a good reference point.
Third, I will likely be building a new website to catalog some of this information. The blog is great, but having a resource that is searchable will likely be better for all who are looking.
And last, but certainly not least, I will be chronicling the planning and building of my own bird blind in my backyard. With retirement came a change in homes and this home has the space in the "backyard" to put up a permanent blind.
I am aiming for weekly posts. Fingers crossed...
About the Image:
This is one of the test shots I made out of a temporary pop-up blind in the backyard. The Northern Cardinal was very cooperative.