|This is how my daffodils appeared
on March 30th.
|And here they are this evening, April 3rd.
Growing where they are planted.
Still waiting for the right time to bloom.
Teaching me patience,
|I was sitting inside, reading a book
this evening. I had just read that in order
for spring to come we have to
let go of fall.
|The light changed in the room, and I looked up.
This sunset was happening. Camera in hand,
I walked outside.
|I watched for a few minutes and captured several
breathtaking images of this fire in the sky.
|Everything was suddenly bathed in
such lovely light.
|Even the daffodils, covered in snow, yet splendid
in this moment. The synchronicity of it all came to me, that I
needed to be in that chair at that time, reading exactly that passage.
Prior to this I would have written how depressing it is
to see snow on daffodils, but not now, not after witnessing this.
I needed to see that all of this is perfect, all of it is as it should be.
Have you had moments like this? I’d love for you to
|Buildings in Downtown Lima|
On Sunday afternoon I was able to walk around downtown Lima just to take photos. Mark and I enjoy looking at buildings and houses, noting special architectural features. This was also a time to learn about bracketing, using the camera to take several versions of the same photo but with different exposures. Click here to view the photos in an online album in Picasa.
|Barn Roof, Allen Co. Farm Park|
We enjoyed a walk around the Allen County Farm Park Sunday afternoon, too. Click here to go to the online album for these photos.
It is so common for us to just take photos of family events, but I want to encourage you to just take your camera, no matter what kind or how big or fancy – even your camera on your phone, and just take photos of places or things that are in your life. Take a walk, get out and enjoy the warmer air and enjoy the beauty all around you.
Not only is the exercise good, the whole experience of capturing the moment, the common scenes of your life, will be entertaining.
Part of my week day routine is to have lunch with my husband, and we’ve done this so much in our life together that I really miss it when we are not able to. We share good conversations, sometimes silly, often about serious stuff, but always good in some way.
While waiting for our lunch to arrive today I simply started shooting photos with my LG phone. And for my local friends, in case you are wondering, we were at Lulu’s. (Good eats, by the way.) The colors on the wall, the seating, the lights, and the natural light coming through the window, the two strangers eating by themselves, all came together for this candid shot. I’m surprised at how well it came out, and now I’m on a mission to take more pics with my phone.
Sometimes inspiration comes to me easily, as in the opportunity to take the photo at Lulu’s. I’m finding that having a camera always in my possession is connected to those little moments. But when I was recently asked about what inspires me I had to stop and think.
What really breathes new life into me?
So far I have come up with a few things, but I’m certain this list is going to grow: