Monochrome Monday – Inviting Path

I almost forgot it was Monday and I needed to post this… oops!  This is one of my favorite local parks to walk in when I am feeling up to it.  I used to walk here 3 or 4 times a week.  They have garden beds, a wooded path that crosses a creek and lots of people in the summer.  Great place for taking pictures – actually a lot of the local photographers will use it as a backdrop for senior pictures.  I hope you enjoy…

Digimax A50 / KENOX Q2

Monochrome Monday – Dainty Daisies

Don’t quote me on flower names… I know these are really wild flowers not daisies.  My mom was the flower expert and could name most of them… me, I know the color and a few basic blooms AND can kill a plant faster than anyone I know LOL!  But I thought these were pretty and captured well in black and white.  Today is a day to take the time to smell the flowers!  🙂

Digimax A50 / KENOX Q2

Monochrome Monday – Bursting

Here it is another Monday already and time to dip into my collection of black and white pictures.  Once again I am not sure who to give credit to for the term or challenge idea for Monochrome Mondays but if you know its origins please tell me in the comments.  I hope you enjoy today’s photo…

Digimax A50 / KENOX Q2

Happy and Grateful – Day 54

This is February and I am well on my way to attaining a goal I set for myself.  I am trying to post every day with happiness and gratitude that I have encountered that day.  There is always something no matter how small it may seem that we can be grateful for and even just a shared smile can make you happy if only for a moment.  Please try to find those moments for yourself too…  if you’re up to it I would love if you would share them too in the comments or your own blog.  Being aware can really turn a day around!

The nicest part of a day outside for a walk is the day after I can spend editing my photos.  It was a short walk, but I still had photos.  And when I am editing photos I tend to go through some of my older photos and it feels like I get a second day to be happily in nature that way.

Today was grey, raining off and on and much cooler.  I only had one appointment to keep with my therapist so I was not running all over town.  I was grateful to have that escape with the time working on my photos.  I will share one of my past captures to give us all a little of spring…

Digimax A50 / KENOX Q2

Happy and Grateful – Day 53

This is February and I am well on my way to attaining a goal I set for myself.  I am trying to post every day with happiness and gratitude that I have encountered that day.  There is always something no matter how small it may seem that we can be grateful for and even just a shared smile can make you happy if only for a moment.  Please try to find those moments for yourself too…  if you’re up to it I would love if you would share them too in the comments or your own blog.  Being aware can really turn a day around!

Please forgive me being late on posting this… long busy day yesterday just wiped me out.  BUT… I was determined to make it to the park to take a short walk and maybe find some of nature’s beauty.

I did squeeze in about a 15 to 20 minute walk.  Sadly I didn’t find much that was showing signs of spring, but since snow is in the forecast tomorrow that is probably a good thing.  I did find a couple of trees that were starting to bud…

Digimax A50 / KENOX Q2

Mainly what was around me was all the remnants of last year’s blooms…

Digimax A50 / KENOX Q2

But it was all wonderful 70°F weather and nature surrounding me.  It was enough fresh air to make me happy for the rest of the day even if I was exhausted.  I am grateful I had that small window of time I could take advantage of.  And who knows, even though snow is coming tomorrow… it can still provide a different kind of beauty in nature.