*********************************Often, whilst we are out walking, I stop to take a picture, look at the view, smell the flowers, stroke the wood or wall, feel textures or just to imbibe in the atmosphere. Himself and the boys walk on several paces and when one notices I have once again been left behind remind the others to wait. Himself has resigned himself to my dawdling - I prefer to call it creative awareness..... but the boys have grown up with me doing this aesthetic procrastination and accept it without question.
I love love love looking at life through a lens. I SEE so much MORE! I see depth that was only hinted at by eye. I find creatures and treasures often only after I have downloaded the images and sit down, after a days good walking, with a mug of tea and relive our day out, frame by frame.
Let me show you what I mean.
What do you see?
Muddy wheel tracks?
or foraging bird tracks
Lichen covered post?
or home for a minute grub
Seen it yet?
I couldn't until I checked my camera screen
and then zoomed in for a closer look
A neatly crocheted chain gate fastener made out of baler twine - brilliant!
Mountain biker tagged road sign
Rusty chain and hinge supporting a free swinging gate,
preventing livestock escaping over the riverbed
And a tiny yet so so very inviting tin sign.
Shall we follow?
What little things catch your eye?
What makes you dawdle?
I have so many photos of 'things'. Of nothing of importance, but oh so visually pleasing to me.
Thank you for indulging me my little 'habit' :)