Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Day 121 - Wednesday 30th April

"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you" - Frank Lloyd Wright

If there is one thing that doing this 365 challenge has given me, then it has to be to appreciate my surroundings more and to see them in a different way. I now look around me and think about whether it would make a good photo or how I would photograph it – what angle, which lens etc. I am by no means an expert but I see things very differently now.
This morning I was driving to work and whilst stuck in traffic I noticed lots of things that I just wouldn’t normally see. There are lots of bluebells in people’s gardens which give off a beautiful blue hue. The gardens are generally looking much more colourful now. There was a tree, not sure what type, on the roadside that had lots of growths of tiny branches and leaves coming out of the trunk that were a lovely red colour. I would stop and photograph it on my home but there are road works so I won’t be able to get near it. It just looked great though – really unusual.
I always remember as a child, tutting when my mum would admire the autumn colours or stop to look at a flower or something and be embarrassed by it. However now I catch myself doing the same thing. Sometimes the beauty of my surroundings takes my breath away.


knitkath said...

Super photos, love the snail! I remember tutting at my Mum too when she stopped to admire nature, but now I am the same! My kids tut at me, though hopefully they are now more aware of their surroundings!

Shirley said...

Love those photos Claire at least the snail did not try to run away!!
Great journalling too, just lovely to take the time and enjoy nature :)

willowthewysp said...

Love the photos today:)
I too stop to admire nature..much to my kids distaste!!!