I really enjoy taking pictures of birds and wildlife. It’s an opportunity to preserve a memory and to inspire others. I feel fortunate to have experienced so many memorable moments. Watching this American Avocet after a thunderstorm had passed by was one of those moments. The air was so cool and refreshing, the avocet shook itself and paused to ponder its silvery surroundings. I captured the moment and carried on along the trail searching for another memory to reflect upon.