Lead the Way

lead the way

We wanted adventure, but with the gas crisis here, we opted not to drive any where.  So Hannah drew us a map and off we headed on foot.  She knew exactly where she wanted to take us. And we willingly followed.

lead the way

 

Along the walk, we saw lots of different things, things we see regularly as we barely left our yard.  But that night, being lead by Hannah, our world looked different.  Gray Fluffy Cat { a whole other story } was around, apples lay on the ground and there were some blackberries ready to be munched on.  All very typical sights here.  But when it is a five year old that brings you to these sights, you realize these are the things that matter to her.

lead the way

That got me to thinking about the little things and not taking the ordinary for granted.  I’ve always been one to enjoy the little details that life puts in front of us.  Whether it is the formation of frost on my window, the sunny colour of a sunflower petal or the smooth texture of a piece of beach glass, I tend to notice and to appreciate.  It’s funny how the small things impact my life.  The feel of an egg still warm from the nest, the shade of the weeds that line the road, the hum of bees enjoying the flowers and the smell of tired, sandy children at the end of a summer’s day. These little things all add up and bring me great pleasure in the course of my life.

lead the way

So, after our Hannah-lead walk, I decided to take a few things that have caught my attention in the last few days and group them to photograph.  Partly, because I consider these things to be important, but also because I do miss the weight of my camera in my hand.  My phone is always close by and it’s so easy to snap pictures on it but I like making the effort to photograph something, anything.

lead the way

I hope to do things like this more often.  These random collections of things that catch my eye.  To capture the here and now, not on my iphone, not even on my camera, but in my heart and in my memories.  But in the hearts and memories of my girls, too.  I hope they treasure these random events as much as their mama does! And I hope to teach them to appreciate the little things in life, too. Like the feeling of little arms wrapped around me…..because, really, those are the BIG things.

To be continued,

Lori

  • Lori - September 10, 2015 - 11:41 pm

    Love this ~ we all need to slow down and appreciate all the little things. I also have been trying to use my camera more and taking pictures with a purpose because the phone is so easy.ReplyCancel