It's part of my 'finding the beauty' mindset of the past many months. Even on my daily commute through asphalt streets, I'm looking at sky and trees and flowers. It's what keeps me going. It holds the focus on the positive and feelings of gratitude.
It is a conscience effort that has become an easy practice, a habit for me now. Not an entirely new practice, but one with renewed intent.
This is a photo stream of one week in my life, with the above attitude in mind.
When I write and take photographs, I decide what the 'angle' will be. Zooming in on the little things reinds me of what really matters. Taking a wider shot reminds me to look at the whole picture. The whole beautiful picture.
I hope you enjoy my 'neck of the woods'!
Views, holding trees, California scrub brush and mountain tops ~
framed by a brilliant blue sky
|Tree: dead or not?|
|Down in a canyon, looking up|
|Reminiscent of Easter Island|
|The arm of the one-armed bare tree|
|Fallen across the path|
|Fallen across the path and alive with the sounds of insects inside|
|Remains of a burnt tree|
Mostly mollusks from the Pliocene epoch
(this information from the guy, I'm clueless!)
Last photo (below) he wasn't so sure about.
Looks embryotic to me.
Or like a lamb chop!
Remains of man
|Latch on an old, in-ground storage container|
|Hillside spider condos!|
|Heading back out of the canyon|
|Found feathers & heading home|
|This gal can no longer hold her head up!|
Feather found on work walk
I see design & pattern here.
One is a design, many is a pattern
Each one holding a unique design.
A few days later, he goes exploring again and stumbles on to this amazing find!
A cast iron pot!
Thanks for traveling along with me.
It makes me happy to share these views with ya'll!
Photos by Nancy A. Erisman ©2013