Thursday, July 28, 2011

music to my eyes.


The sun commanded us. Go to a park. I read this morning in the community news that an old favorite, Nelson park, just sprouted a new drinking fountain.

My favorite memories from Nelson park are...

1. Duke took me there on one of our first dates. He stole my shoe and I chased him.

2. The boys and I chose to try and watch the sunrise there last February. February. Can you believe it?

Now I can add today to that list. It was lovely.

We really broke in that new drinking fountain...

I am so very thankful for the art of photography. I find its product valuable enough to invest my limited time. In turn, along with the preservation of precious moments, I see with keener eyes.

Without photography, I doubt I would have considered a drinking fountain to be a worthy attraction. It would have been just as heavenly had I never snapped a photograph, so long as we'd had our keen eyes on. I guess what photography does for me is gift me with gratitude goggles, for highlighting simple pleasures. The same goggles that my children wear always. I hope they never wake up a morning of life without them on.

4 comments:

kelly said...

what wonderful light and beautiful images.

janandtheboys said...

ya know what else is fun to do at Nelson park? slide down the hills on huge pieces of cardboard. We used to take the boys to do that.

Bridget said...

I love the water fountain photos and the photography philosophy you shared here. Thank you for helping me to keep my goggles on : )

Bridget said...

Whoops, forgot the goggles:

8 )