It’s been a harsh month, this August has. When I’m on an emotional roller coaster for days on end, this place where I walk is like a medicine for everything that is wrong with the world. It’s not long or strenuous, less than half an hour for most but longer for me. I never tire of stopping to look for the beaver, or pulling out my phone to check the name of a plant or flower. I know which direction to look for deer and usually see several. My walks in the evening are graced with sunsets and in spite of having lots of trees around, I can see lots of sky and clouds.
Each scene that I photograph is like a gift from God to me. For every one I capture there are dozens more that I don’t. In a way it’s special to be the only one witnessing these moments that are physical, but also spiritual in a way that is hard to explain. I guess it’s realizing how big nature is, how complex, how constant, and that it was created by someone bigger, more complex, and more constant. But it’s also wonderful to be able to photograph and share what I see. It is just too magical out there for me to be the only one that sees it.
My life problems line up differently after the evening walk. I’m reminded of a different perspective. I’ve been calmed, loved, amused and often surprised with some new discovery. Sometimes I look through the lens and see the scene take on a different look, even more awesome than I thought (although sometimes less awesome). I must share with you this evening walk.
5 thoughts on “#eveningwalk”
YOu have a beautiful eye for capturing beauty. Peace to you, Shirley.
Thank you. And there is so much beauty to try to capture! If it were not for digital photos, which I think are kind of mind boggling awesome, we would never know if we had a good shot or not until too late. So thankful for the technology.
Wonderful pictures! I was there and recognize the different places. Love the writing too!
Wishing you were here again. Can’t wait til next time.
Thanks for sharing. Almost makes me feel like I’m there. Wish I was there to walk with you ❤