Monday, June 01, 2009

Captured: A moment

"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." --Victor Borge

Photo by Nina.

It had been six months or so, that first night at Smokey's, since Susan and I had had a chance to catch up, face to face. There was lots to talk about and some to laugh about, too.

Some, who like to tease, might compare her to another, more easily recognized birder-blogger, but I know better. She and I are like opposite sides of the same coin.

I've said that before, I know.

We'd toasted to our gathering, had dinner with old and new friends, and then, like the bad kids in the bunch we aspire to be, slipped outside during the evening's program to laugh together and goof around without any audience. We did that a lot during our couple days together in W. Va.


Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Your connection with Susan is a lovely thing to see.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely moment!

T.R. said...

This was the night I met you - not as scary as you originally thought that night I hope!

Susan Gets Native said...

I do love you, Laura.

*from the weird side of the coin... :)

Susan Gets Native said...

I had to come back and read it again.

NCmountainwoman said...

That would be a wonderful and telling photograph even if the identities of the people were unknown. What a special picture!

dguzman said...

So cool. You two really are two sides of the same coin. And oh how I love that coin!

Robby said...

Nice photos, escpecially the Fowler's toad on May 30. I have a blog you might find interesting: I invite you to check it out and can we exchange links?

Anonymous said...

I am not usually a fan of black and white, but I do love this one. The cameras even add to the visual story.

LauraHinNJ said...

Lynne: It's probably loud, too.

Liza: Great pic, isn't it?

TR: How many times can I apologize to you?


Susan: (hugs)

NCMountainWoman: Nina done good, I think!

Delia: Hey! Thanks.

Robby: Hi and thanks.

Sandy: I like to play with b+w sometimes... I keep forgetting to update my link to your blog!

Mary said...

Awww. Very special. I see a strong connection :o)