What are You Looking at?

Monday, November 16, 2009


Even while driving I find myself gazing here and there.

The leaves are turning to glorious shades of yellow, orange, red, berry and burgundy. Once in awhile there is still a few hearty blossoms showing their colorful faces. The sky is always performing a show and it makes it pretty darned hard to keep driving. One day the sky was full of clouds and no matter which direction I looked the display was too beautiful to ignore. I pulled into a parking lot at one of the little strip malls in town and parked. After filling my pocket with batteries I looked for a clear view and started snapping photos in all directions.

I was so engrossed with what I was doing that I did not notice someone was watching me.

How long was he there? He stood within a few feet. Then he spoke.

"What are you looking at?" he asked.

His inquisitive look tickled me. How could he not see it? I smiled. I couldn't help it. "The sky." I said, "Isn't it beautiful?" He agreed.

I collected about a dozen photos, saved about seven and this is just three. Have I gone nuts since I started taking pictures? I took pictures of the children while they were growing up, but have never had much enthusiasm for any other subjects until now.


Suddenly I am seeing tiny berries on trees throughout town. Berries of orange, red and black. Some of the berries look like gems, particularly when glistening with dew. Did these trees only bloom this year? Where were they previously?

My husband thinks I am nuts and forbids me to carry a camera when we are out, so I simply remember the beauty and plan to come back when alone or with my friends or grandchildren. They (the grandchildren and friends) have actually helped me to spot things I may have missed. Have I caused them to go "nuts" too? If this is "nuts" don't send me for a cure, because I am enjoying every minute of this insanity. Take care & God bless.

5 comments:

Journaling Woman November 16, 2009 at 11:48 PM  

Judy,

It is common now for family and friends to say to me, "Are you going to blog about this?" I just grin my evil grin and say, "Perhaps...smile...." and I send the shutter into spasms.

Love those pictures.

SquirrelQueen November 17, 2009 at 12:40 AM  

Well Judy, if you've gone nuts then so have I. If my hubby and I are out together and I pull out the camera he just mutters to himself, shakes his head and smiles.

Love the clouds, there are so many shapes in those. The berries are gorgeous.

Judy

Judy Sheldon-Walker November 17, 2009 at 7:16 AM  

JW & Judy, thanks so much for your visits and support. At least I am understood by some. :-)

Happy snapping.

Icy BC November 17, 2009 at 7:36 AM  

I'm a nut also, Judy so you're not alone. I like to stay crazy taking pictures because it soothes my soul also.

Judy Sheldon-Walker November 17, 2009 at 8:01 PM  

Icy, I hope they don't look for a cure for us. :-)

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