Lilly and I went out for an afternoon walk on this Easter Sunday. The sky was so blue, the weather perfect and we saw the trees budding, waking up from a long, cold winter snooze. Lilly had fun sniffing everything along our way and I enjoyed snapping some photos of some of the interesting things we see along our route.
Last night I was reading chapter 4 from Taking Flight, the Kelly Rae Roberts book. In that chapter she suggests we take our camera with us wherever we go for a week and snap photos of everyday things. The idea is to catch the beauty in common things, and sometimes we’ll be surprised when we find a heart shaped rock, or other natural elements that take on heart shapes. It’s as if the universe is sending out messages through everyday objects. I went with that hope of finding hearts, and I didn’t see anything, but I was very taken with the tree branches. I love how they resemble something living reaching its arms up to the sky, seeming to reach for something we cannot see. I love how sweet the little birds nests look nestled in the crooks of the branches. I also noticed shadows more and I am becoming a big fan of them. They are very interesting and mysterious.
Happy Easter day!
Take a walk yourself and see the world around you. Notice the little things and capture them on camera. It’s amazing to me the detail I found. It was difficult seeing the photos I took because of the sun glare on my viewfinder, but I came home, downloaded my photos and was pleasantly surprised. What beautiful things to witness on an Easter day. It helps solidify there just might be something greater than us out there.
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A bird’s nest in a red maple tree