Happy Monday! Is it even possible to be happy on a Monday? ‘Happy’ and ‘Monday’ should never be in the same sentence. Anyway, another rambling post is on the way.
Before I posted this, I literally ran outside and took an abundant amount of photos of blossoming flowers. For some reason, I always think 50 photos is not enough. I always like to take more, just in case. I just had to share this blossoming bunch of flowers, that were spurting from a shrub, greeting the sunshine with their freshly grown petals. That’s what I love about nature, it never ceases to amaze me. The slightest thing can be beautiful to me. That’s the wonderful thing about my photography journey, it’s taught me to appreciate the small things, that rarely are acknowledged. I find now that whenever I am strolling through my town, I observe everything. I take note of what is being introduced to the world, whether it’s a clutter of leaves, flowers or even newborn animals, I cherish the magic that is happening around me. I have become accustomed to studying nature, it is quite enthralling. Some might consider me to be a ‘tree hugger’, (is that what they even call it these days?) but I would like to clarify, that… you’re probably right. I have fallen in love with Nature. It’s peace and tranquility knows no bounds. It’s somehow encouraged me to see the beauty in everything, even on a dull, gloomy day. I don’t need the sunshine to notice the sheer magical aspect of nature. Even on a cloudy day, the flowers are still fluttering in the wind, the trees are still in their upright glory, and the grass is always greener.
So, all in all, Nature has shown me the magnificent aspect of life. Even on the darkest days, I look up to the sky, breathe in the crisp air, and listen to the dancing trees, their leaves helicoptering around me, and I thank my lucky stars that I am witnessing nature in all it’s glory.
I don’t visit the depths of nature to feel at peace, I visit the depths of nature to feel at home. I seek to be soothed by the ever changing colours, the crisp air, the towering trees, the wildlife, even the dazzling streaming rivers. As Spring approaches it’s end, I intend to photograph the Summer through it’s ups and downs. With or without sunshine, I know it will still be mesmerizing.
(Similar to my photographing method, I never know when to just stop talking.)
Here’s a last minute thought, if Mother Nature were to ever manifest before me, I pray that she will resemble Aisha Tyler (whom happened to play the part of Mother Nature) from The Santa Clause Movies. If so, I would befriend her and keep her forever.
‘Everywhere I go, I keep falling in love with the trees, and wanting to stay just a little bit longer.’