Saturday, May 2, 2009

Pictures, Pictures Everywhere!

I've been noticing something lately. Ever since I have become rather obsessed with picture taking, I feel like a little kid again. I notice things I don't remember noticing before, things that I took for granted before. I notice lots of things. Lots!

I notice the sliver of a moon.

I notice the birds in the brush behind me.

I notice the leaves springing to life on the trees.

I notice how the snow piles on the hitchin' post.

I notice how the frost edges a leaf.

I notice how only one little weed is covered in frost while everything around it is only edged.

I notice raindrops on grass.

I notice the sun shining through the trees.

I notice bees sunning themselves on a rock.

I notice individual droplets of water in what appears to be a solid stream to my naked eye.

I notice Sugar's eye.

I notice my reflection in Midori's eye.

I notice Chey.

Actually I notice Chey a lot.

I mean, like, really a lot.

I notice the centers of flowers.

I notice the hairy stems and leaves of flowers.

I notice red planes flying over my head while I'm trying to eat.

I notice so many intricate details and little things that I never paid attention to before. More importantly I take the time to appreciate all the little things that I don't remember noticing before. And you know what? I love it! I love feeling like a little kid again. I love finding interesting or new things. Things that I may have walked past a hundred times and then suddenly notice it for the first time and go wow, that would make a great picture! It makes everything so much more interesting!


Paint Girl said...

I am glad you are noticing all these things because you have taken some beautiful pictures!
You must have really nice camera!

Pony Girl said...

I love Chey, she is so pretty! :) Great shots. I want to try that water droplet shot sometime. Do you have to set your shutter speed a certain way?? I have so much to learn, LOL!
I think of everything in terms of "that'd make a great picture", too. Sometimes I wish my eyes and brain were a camera and I could just tap my ear and snap a shot, hee!

jrosey said...

I'm so with you! I think the ability to share our pics with others makes us pay more attention to and appreciate the things around that inspire us. I'm with Pony Girl...I have always said I'd love to be able to take a pic with my brain. Like today when Caspian was yawning...I've still yet to get a "yawning" pic of him! LOVE, LOVE all these pics...kinda fun to look back through what you've posted.

Far Side of Fifty said...

you have some stunning photos here, I came over from Sunday Stills and just kept reading and looking at your photos! You have an excellent eye and your photos speak volumes! Well done. That dog of yours is very good looking, but I sense a little mischevious! :)