I escape to nature, for solitude, and bring various art lenses. I do take a cell phone, but everyone who needs that number knows I will be reading the text or checking the call. It is only answered in a true emergency. My cell phone does not own me; I dictate to it! I am able to read the ocean tides, hear the flow and depth of "my" local river before I am there. I never go when there are other people. Solitude and shooting through the lens gives me a new perspective on the sacredness and gift of this creation we have, no matter how many times I go. I try to set at least one day a week apart for my sacred day. I cannot pour out hope and love into other people's lives if I do not take time away to refill my soul. I also have an art studio, and spend time there (often allowing children or hurting people to come in and explore media experiences for free.) the only one I allow to come with me into a solitude experience is my young grandson, because I believe I am giving him a tremendous gift of listening, resting, and peace, which most people do not begin to comprehend!
Change is beautiful.
Look for Beauty Everywhere
Cleveland Orb Weaver
Macro photography is a bit creepy when the wind is blowing and you using a Canon Lensbaby about 4" away"
I miss the weeds of my youth!
Found this at a marsh in the Cleveland Metro Parks, one day before hurricane Sandy hit! Beaver ponds, poison ivy, cattails, and myriad other pictures! A perfect day, except for the sun being a bit too bright.