Imagine Bucky getting really into outdoorsy stuff during his recovery. he feels better when he’s doing nonviolent physical things, activities that keep him moving and give him time to be quiet and get to know himself again. he moves from runs in central park, to day hikes out in the country, to weekend camping trips with steve, sam, or natasha, depending who has time off.
He really likes taking pictures on his camping trips, too. He makes his way across the states, sometimes with company and sometimes alone. he takes grand, sweeping pictures of vast landscapes like the Grand Canyon and the Rockies, but he also likes detail shots: a single leaf, the bark of a tree, a frog.
After a particularly long trip, he comes back in dirty, ripped, faded jeans and tall hiking boots, wearing a vest over his plaid flannel, and an overlarge beanie. he has his camera slung around his neck and a week’s worth of scruff on his face. Tony jokes that he’s turned into an unironic, unintentional hipster.
"Is that like, a new level of meta-pretentious, or is he putting actual hipsters to shame?" Tony jokes. Bucky doesn’t know what that means and he doesn’t really care enough to look up the reference; he’s too busy planning his next trip.