I had lots of Good intentions today, but I admit I was led astray… or rather down the garden path. Its my day off, I had a large ‘to do’ list with going to the shops first on my agenda. However – I stopped and grabbed my camera off the kitchen bench as I was leaving.
I took a detour. Well, actually I took two detours, but thats besides the point. Both places were in the right direction, I didn’t go out of my way to make the stops. Too much. I thought perhaps a quick happy snap of something interesting, with textures. And nice colours too. Maybe a tad bit of evocative mood and feeling. ok. …. I was stretching the interpretation of a quick happy snap I suppose.
Taking some photos of the first location and walking about, I had a brilliant idea to go to the other parkland area and see what was happening. There are some gorgeous bayou like trees in amongst a swampy area that could be quite nice….. and it was on my way. It was just 4 minutes away, I told myself.
I arrived, the early morning sun was hitting the paperback trees – all was lovely. I was quite disgruntled when I discovered my boardwalk path through the swampy bits had been removed! Oh no. I felt very let down. At first. Maybe I could just sneak around the backside and see if the other pathway was still there. It was not. Darn.
I took some photos anyway…. through the brambly bits and scrub. They weren’t very nice. The area is quite dry, I muttered as I hauled myself over the stone barrier and down to the Beyond! Ah Ha! Now I can get some nice photos I beamed merrily.
In due course,with all my traipsing around the bush I got heaps of photos – calling crows, tree bark, sunlit forests, grevillia blossoms. It occurred to me to actually look at my watch about then. Boy time flew by, I’d been gone already 3 hours.
Really now, this was actually more like a hiking venture getting all this fresh air and exercise. I think I’ll just consider this my exercise day. Works for me! I’m sure my GP will just love my approach to exercise. Not.
So just as I was getting so close to my car…. I spied some stunning pond reflections. Hmmm. My day of chores is shot anyway, so hey why not!
I tell myself that a. I am getting exercise and b. its for my website.
Quite pleased with the water reflections with hints of autumn colour to liven up the image. Lovely textures, great colours, and yes, I think a bit of atmosphere and feeling in them as well. Not too bad.
Perhaps I’ll like shopping days after all!