Yesterday, I spend the whole day at my favorite beach. It was a time of artistic and spiritual renewal for me. I was sitting on the beach all by myself early in the morning with a cup of coffee and a yummy muffin. As I was looking out on to the water and down the beach on either side, I couldn't help but be in awe and so thankful for the beauty around me!
After about an hour of reflection I grabbed my camera. My favorite part of these renewal days is walking slowing and quietly and really seeing and listening to what is around me. Below are only a few examples of what I like to spot and what I think one generally misses.
Ok...don't say gross! This fish is so full of color it almost glows!
Although I'm not sure what this is, this round amber ball measures only about 1/8 inch. It is a nice contrast again the sand. Did you ever wonder what Michigan beach sand looks like in macro mode! This is it! I just love all these warm natural tones.
One day I would one day like to do an experiment. I would give everyone a camera and tell them to just shoot pictures. Anything they wanted. I would then later have them share their favorites. I wonder how many of those photos would show me they do get it, there is so much beauty we take for granted. I'm not saying no one does this or that there is a wrong or right way to see and appreciate what's around us, I'm just saying to take time once in a while to stop and SEE!