We (my family) took a walk yesterday after dinner, offering me another opportunity to abuse our camera. I have found a great deal of spiritual benefit from paying attention to nature, in cases both obviously dynamic and those that are seemingly static. On this particular occasion, I found it interesting to consider that even something that seems quite ordinary and simple is teeming with unseen activity and constantly in a state of change. Plants, especially this time of year, are starting to blossom and bring forth leaves, while something as aloof as a cloud can be amazing if we just take a moment to think about it.
Much like our recently born baby, these plants are experiencing a sort of rebirth. At a cellular level, many seemingly mundane life forms are berserk with activity, especially at this time of the year. Later these same plants will fall into the same stages of decay as all life in our realm, eventually succumbing to death. All the while, raving mad with unseen changes, never remaining the same from one second to another in time.
In addition to my thoughts, I have realized I really enjoy taking photos, even if many (okay, most) of them end up being out of focus and lack any real context. Another wonderful thing about digital cameras — you can keep shooting and never run out of film.
So I took 99 pictures yesterday (not all of them related to nature, but most). I figured I could take a moment and share a few here.
It is really interesting to just open one’s eyes and realize how much beauty can be found just in your own neighborhood.
Thank you for reading, friends. I will post again soon. Be mindful; be well.