I got my camera out yesterday.
I decided the night before that I would take pictures outside around our yard before going into the newspaper office, and then more when I got home.
I have had a hard time lately following through with my intentions. But this time I did it. Something in me wanted to get outside and see things in ways I do only when I have a camera in hand.
|Acorns scattered on the driveway. Larry cleans them off, but more take their place.|
|A pile of acorns here. Maybe it's a nature-made buffet for the deer and squirrels.|
|A close-up of the acorns that seem to fall almost constantly. I'm glad to see them. Last year there were very few for the animals.|
|The leaves aren't changing as quickly as I thought they were. This tree in the backyard is starting to show some red.|
|This tree in the neighbor's yard is going to be lovely once it all turns.|
It was drizzly when I took my morning pictures. By the time I got home from the office, it was pouring. So I didn’t get my after-work pictures. But I worked around that.
Earlier, I had to drive out into a rural part of the county to interview a person for a story. On the way to this person’s house, I noticed some things I wanted to photograph.
There aren’t many good places to pull over on these country roads. The ditches are often too near the roadside for a safe pull-over, and trees and other foliage tend to hug the road.
But a fence I wanted to photograph happened to be across the road from a church, so I pulled into the driveway and took photos.
|The fence must not be keeping anything in or out right now. It ended with a post wrapped in extra barbed wire.|
A few weeks ago, in a comment, my friend Janet from ocdtalk shared a link to an article called “Photography as a Balm for Mental Illness,” by Aimee Lee Ball. It’s discusses the reasons that photography can be so helpful for those struggling with mental illness. You can read the article HERE.
I can relate. It feels so good to create something. And focusing on what I want to capture, and how, puts me in the moment, with a mind too busy to focus on anything negative or fearful.
Since I finally captured a photo of a fence, I’m linking up with Theresa’s Good Fences meme on her blog, TheRun*Around*Ranch Report.
It’s fun to see the fences and gates that people have found on their daily adventures. To link up yourself or to see some fun photos, follow the link HERE.
Do you enjoy photography? Why or why not?