Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Morning Strolls

I find myself getting back into more of a routine now that it's September and the kids are back at school. I have been strolling to the nearby park and sometimes along the adjacent wooded path after the kids have embarked on the bus. My problem will be in keeping to some sort of routine on Thursdays and Fridays when we don't have them and also on the weekends, of course.

These photos are all from these walks, except the Rudbeckia from my own garden and the one of JJ, but that was also taken in the park, and we did walk there. I take my camera with me and click any number of shots, and I delete most of them when I see them on my computer.

What the camera does enable me to do, even though most shots are worthless, is to be present. I am a daydreamer by nature and could easily walk for an hour in the woods but be mostly wrapped up in my own head and notice very little. When I have my camera, I find that I am always looking around and seeing things that I would likely otherwise miss.

Magic Lantern, hanging at the edge of the path at the back of a garden

Autumn is in the air, or at least beginning on the ground

JJ found a little hideaway in a small copse

Rudbeckia are still flowering in the garden

A changing bush off the boardwalk

Life is da berries

12 comments:

ADRIAN said...

The first shot is interesting. I'll have o think of emulating it.

Tabor said...

Fall has some of the best lighting and sun angles and I do love taking my camera along everywhere.

Donna said...

I like them all!
Sometimes a good walk clears up a few cobwebs...
hughugs

EG CameraGirl said...

I very much like the shot of the leaves and you may see something similar on my blog one day. :)

TexWisGirl said...

really like the leaves.

Vicki Lane said...

I especially love the maple leaves and the berries. Yes, indeed, carrying a camera certainly sharpens one's eye.

Jackie said...

I feel the same way....
Having my camera with me makes me more attentive to what is around me.
Beautiful photos you shared with this blog post....simply beautiful!

Kathleen's Blog said...

Nothing like a good morning walk--I love the smells of a fall walk in the woods. I'll definitely have to grab my camera and get a couple of good brisk walks in this weekend!

Cheers :)

Ginger said...

Autumn? You've just barely started summer!

Linda Kay said...

If I do have some time to walk and think, usually in the mornings, my mind is cluttered up with stories I'm creating. But I do get some good ideas to come back home to put in the computer. Even walking in the city neighborhood can be enlightening.

troutbirder said...

I do love thee Brown Eyes Susan and especially how they spread and fill in... Well done AC.

Mary Gilmour said...

Love the lantern shot. You are putting your 'eye' to good use.