tis true. which is why i’ve been offline, and why i’ll continue to be for awhile.
hope to be back soon.
'til then, tumblr.
a shortened version of my simple life
National Geographic, February 1976
do you find yourself falling in love with different things as you age? i certainly do. one of the things i’ve fallen in love with recently is this (see above). no, i’m not talking about camping; i’d rather pluck my eyeballs out with a fork. i’m talking about TREES. my mom said my grandpa also loved them. i find myself taking pictures of them constantly, reading about various types/terminology and downloading apps on my iphone to help me identify them on the go!
yes, i’m strange. and smitten by trees.
it helps that i live in an urban forest.
(i love you, california.)
scrolling down my tumblr feed this afternoon, this photo from once wed made me pause. it’s lovely, isn’t it?
just a tip- my last photography instructor said to pay close attention to this pause…when a photo captures your attention, if only for a few milliseconds. this is especially true when you’re editing your own work. when you’ve uploaded your photos, your best images are the ones that will make you slow down and/or linger a bit longer. sometimes you won’t even realize you’re doing it until you’re ready to move on to the next image. and most times you won’t be able to explain why you paused. don’t waste your time scrolling through the upload, searching for the perfect composition/capture; give heed to the breaks, where you find yourself resting…even if it’s on an “imperfect” photo, one that’s cropped incorrectly, or too light/dark, etc. it might just be your best work yet.
(photo above has nothing to do w/the blog post, i just love her lil smirk.)
well, hello again. hope you’re all well and healthy. we are finally getting there ourselves; we have been sick, sick, sick. nasty stomach flu. first asher, then reese, then me. thankfully tristan was spared. it was awful and lingered for weeks…just when we thought it was gone, it struck again. UGH.
having said that, there are some positive things about having the flu. watching your kiddos sleep and snuggling a lot b/c they don’t feel like doing much else (and neither do you). also, reading. i love to read, and i was able to read so much. down time always restores, even though it doesn’t always feel like it. overall though, the biggest upside to being sick was (is) the perspective it brings…we are so blessed to have good health most of the time. a much needed reminder. be thankful, always.
anyway, here are some of my rambling thoughts this afternoon.
have a good weekend all.