Autumn Photos

Lately I’ve been using watercolor as a self-care activity. Quiet. Soothing. Distracting. But my all-time favorite self-care activity is going out by myself to take photos. I don’t always get any photos I love from any particular photo outing, but it’s the outing itself that’s the fun. Especially if I’m by myself. Although having a friend along who’s patient while I stop and stare at random things through my view finder is fun, too.  🙂

I took myself out yesterday for one last photo outing before the autumn colors are gone. It was a beautiful day at Coulon Park on Lake Washington.

Happy Thanksgiving!




Looking for the lesson in a photo …

This is a rather odd post, but I have been looking at this photo for over a week trying to decipher the message/lesson/parable or whatever it could represent.

I was taking photos in Tacoma, Washington last week, and my friend and I stopped to visit the historic Union Station building.  They have a number of glass art objects by Dale Chihuly on display.  I liked the orange glass displays on one of the windows and I enjoyed how the light was shining through each piece.

I took this close up photo, but didn’t realize there was a flag in the composition until I was at home later on looking at the photos on my computer.  I was thrilled with the accidental composition that was hiding in plain sight.

So what’s the lesson in this?  It seems like there’s something.  Maybe something like you don’t always see what’s hiding in the background of your life until later when you have a different perspective?  Or, don’t be so focused on the obvious things that you miss the subtler things going on in the background?  Or, glass is transparent?  😉

Does it speak to anyone else?  I’d love to hear your thoughts, inspirations, meditations, wise cracks, etc.