My camera hasn’t been happy ever since Andy and I got home from the Grand Canyon. I think it probably had something to do with all the sweat, extreme temperatures, and red dirt it got exposed to. So, I had to send it off, and pay a bazillion dollars + tax to get it fixed. It finally came home this week, and I wanted it to feel appreciated. Every season of every year, I love walking around the yard and snapping photos of the beautiful things I see. I capture the same tiger lilies, same creatures and trees and water every time, but it always seems new when you take the time to stop and appreciate it. This weekend I decided to stroll around the yard, relieve some stress, and capture some things I find beautiful. These things ooze of summertime around my house….
At this point in my photo adventure, Abe (who was supposed to be resting in his room) spotted me.
Whatcha doing Mom?
‘Taking pictures of beautful things.’
“Take a picture of me, Mom.”
So, we joined efforts in searching out beauty…..he found things for me to take pictures of, and I did. Here’s what we found….
So, that’s it….a grand tour of sorts of my backyard. We love living here. It has it’s major disadvantages– 20 minutes to the store, an hour to restuarants that don’t start with Mc, occasional isolation from the outside world–but we wouldn’t trade it for anything. We live within 20 miles of all our family, we live less than 5 miles from church, my father-in-law’s farm is in sight and he can be at my house within minutes of any catastrophe (I have encountered many, many catastrophes the past 10 years ), we have the beautiful opportunity and space to grow beautiful things that also feed us. Life really is beautiful when we slow down to live it!