Today was a typical Wednesday with my niece. We went for a walk and to the playground. When we returned I saw the pumpkins on the front stoop. You may remember seeing one of them in last Wednesday’s post. I took several photographs today, but this was my favorite. I think it is the shape of the the stem and the curving down of the lines on the pumpkin. Hope everyone has a bright day. 🙂
Today I was on my way home from work and thinking about simple pleasures. I try to remember that it is the little things in life that make it worth living, but we get caught up in the moments and loose sight of the simple things very often. As a nurse I watch lives that are torn apart by accidents, illness, and cruelty. I try not to let it affect me too much, but it can be hard. Then I got to thinking about what makes life really worth while, and you know, it’s the little every day things that put a smile on your face. I got home and saw my step-father, Russ, reading my niece a goodnight story. It is moments like this that we need to live for, to allow these simple moments to bring us pleasure because we’ll find ourselves a lot happier and a smile on our faces a whole lot more often if we do. Life isn’t about money and work. We do those things to put food on the table and survive. Life is about family, friends, and finding that perfect balance between those things in life we MUST do and those we like to do; the things we need to survive physically, and the things we do to survive spiritually. Balance is very hard to keep in ones life, there are always curves and bumps in the path. But finding a smile or laugh in the simple things can make it a whole lot easier.
Today’s picture comes courtesy of a walk around a quiet neighborhood. The morning had brought us rain, but the afternoon cleared and it was perfect for a short walk. On the walk I found this little buddy and thought this would be a great shot to post for today.
Today I spent the day at a Coast Guard Base with a bunch of Strobist photographers (meaning using lighting off camera only). We picnicked and had two wonderful models pose for us throughout the day. I’ll be back with probably many more, but wanted to highlight both models in today’s blog. Here is beautiful Cultural Enigma and Fallyn, our models for the day.