It was only a couple of years ago, before I started my journey towards simplicity, that I would get completely annoyed with my husband for taking scenic pictures without someone in the picture. I just never appreciated the beauty of those scenic shots. I felt that in order for the picture to be significant, it had to include a loved one or otherwise it didn’t mean anything.
Oh boy has my opinion of that ever changed. It wasn’t until I started to slow my life down that I really took time to appreciate the magnitude of God’s beautiful creation all around me. I can’t believe I didn’t pay all that much attention before or really stop “to smell the daisies”.
Now I can’t get enough and pictures are one of the ways I yearn to preserve the way I feel as I marvel at those things around me that stir up feelings of simplicity. The simplicity I now crave more than ever.
Photography has taken on all new meaning for me. I am in awe of photographers who can take the ordinary and make it extraordinary as is evident in the pictures shared in this blog post. And while my own photography skills aren’t extraordinary I do hunger to find and remind myself of the simplicity in my day to day, scenic or otherwise.
I am transformed by the simplest of details and find myself drawn to blogs that display this simplicity through pictures regularly. I’d like to do more of that.
I want to savor each moment, to reflect on it and embrace it. I don’t want to take it for granted that God is in all the details, big and small.
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