I’ve been staring at a blank screen for quite awhile. Sadly this seems to be my new normal as I return to the routine I had before my mom passed. I sit and get ready to write, but nothing comes. The ideas are there, but transferring them from head to laptop seem to be taking a bit longer than I’d like.
For this post the only thought I had was to share something perhaps you aren’t aware of.
I love taking nature pictures.
I’m not a professional and I have no idea what the process should be. I use my phone and have for a decade. No fancy lighting. No tripod. I’m constantly looking for outdoor opportunities that show God’s majesty.
Sunsets are my favorite, but I’ve also enjoyed capturing fog. Snow. Mountains. Water.
I have pictures from my hometown region, the Finger Lakes in Upstate NY including my hometown, Corning.
Of course I have lots of pictures from around Ohio. The picture at the top is beyond my backyard, through the woods, across the road, and at a place called Molnar Farms. The long driveway leads up an incline that gives the most spectacular views.
There are shots from all the seasons, but fall is my favorite. So many colors.
My little phone has even captured night.
I’m not a loud person overall. When I’m at church, I’m not the one rushing the altar with a lot of emotion. I used to feel so guilty because my love for the Lord is as genuine as someone who is more public about their faith. Once I started collecting pictures like this I realized THIS is a form of worship. So much so there are times I force myself to put my phone down. I love sharing pictures so much that I miss experiencing His beauty just for me. I’m working on that.
My favorite part of taking pictures is that both my kids understand my love and in my daughter’s case, share it. She is all about capturing a good shot outdoors that shows off God’s handiwork. Her speciality? Sunsets.
What hobby or passion do you have that others might not know about?