I want to stop the passing of time and keep October forever. Each day when I'm outside I see something new. Yesterday while watering an indoor plant, I looked out the window and saw the light hitting the maples just so and dropped everything to get the camera (and Frodo) and snap a few photos.
I cannot remember what life was like without documenting my days through a camera lens. I'm hyper-aware of colors, framing views, seeing - really really seeing deep down to my soul beauty around me in the everyday. The colors this year are spectacular and right now my favorite tree is the maple. While I tend to use my iphone for photos more than the big camera, I am being gentle enough to be happy that I have any camera at all snapping the moment. Use what you have!
I feel like I'm cheating on my love of the might oak tree. However, I'm not. Just like we can love more than one child and each love is unique, I'm thinking my love for maples is different than oaks. Luckily there is room for both. Right?
This morning when I woke up, I savored that chill that is outside the bed and the warmness of the bed inside. As I drank my morning coffee and wrote my endless sentences of everything and nothing in my journal, I reveled in the moment. No major thoughts, no major pressing matters. Bliss.
How is your October? Colorful? Abundant? What is your favorite tree?
Have a lovely week!