Meet Mr. Creepy

May 25, 2010

Tuesday I couldn’t decide if I wanted to go to Huntley Meadows, but the traffic made the decision for me. After barely moving on Duke Street for 20 minutes, I turned around and made a run on Holmes Run Park in Alexandria.

The weather was great, but the sightings were not.

When I first arrived in the park I spent a few minutes birdwatching, but nothing was in range for a shot.

The blue jays are back out. If you’ve been following this site for a while, you know I’ve been trying for a while to get a good shot of one. I’m hoping that this might be the year.

There were a few insects out and my limited success involved a simple moth.

Then I met my own personal stalker. Wait, are you confused? Well, so was I.

As I scanned the perimeter of the woods I noticed a man some distance away staring in my direction. Then without explanation, he slid behind a bush and continued to watch me. Let’s just call him Mr. Creepy. Preferring avoidance, I went down to the waterfront, where I was out of range of Mr. Creepy. Thinking it was over, I didn’t expect to look up and see that he had repositioned himself in the woods along my line of sight, and was still watching me. Hm. This seemed like a good time to cross the waterway. As I was doing that, Mr. Creepy attempted to casually walk down to the waterfront and stroll in my direction.

Regardless of his motives, that was enough and I double-timed it to the other side, concluding the creepy-phase of the outing.

Then I finished the evening after scanning some of the paths through the woods with limited results. You win some, you lose some. And then some just stalk you.

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