Thursday, July 24, 2014

Simply Stunning

by Linda

Sometimes, when you're out running errands, you just have to pull over and take a picture (or 50, don't judge!) of a field of sunflowers.

Don't you?


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Simple Joys

by Leigh

"As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity.  
I see something special and show it to the camera. 
 A picture is produced.  The moment is held until someone sees it.  
Then it is theirs." ~Sam Abell

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

One day last summer . . .

by Kim

One day last summer, at a sunrise . . . 

This I believe . . . there are no coincidences in life.

Things happen for a reason.

I hadn't been to the sunrise in months, and had a really bad nights sleep, but for some reason I felt the need to go on this morning. And this woman doing Tai Chi, she usually goes to the park, but said she felt the need to be by the water.

As I walked by to leave, I wondered to myself if she would mind that I took her picture, and at the same time she turned to ask if I could take hers with her phone. And after talking for a few minutes I offered to snap some shots and send them to her, and she offered for me to join her in the class she teaches for free.

She practices slow movement to revert the core to stillness, to collect energy from our surroundings. Yes!

Two strangers brought together on a not so random morning to help each other . . . and when we said goodbye she grabbed both of my hands into hers and there was just this incredible connection.

Never underestimate and be open to your encounters with others, with strangers. That was my reminder one morning last summer, at a sunrise. 

"Meeting a stranger can be totally fleeting and meaningless, for example,
unless you enter the individual's world by finding out at least one thing
that is meanfingful to his or her life and exchange at least one genuine
feeling. Tuning in to others is a circular flow: you send yourself out
toward people; you receive them as they respond to you."

 - Deepak Chopra

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