I took this photo during the summer of 2017. I had been driving around looking for a good subject and watching these clouds in the distance. As time passed the sunlight was changing how they looked. When the edges of the clouds lit up and turned white it made them appear to be cloud waves breaking on a beach in the sky. Good imagination seems to be a plus at times, just my thought on it.
I have a thing about photographing water, but not in the smooth, smoky looking, long exposure, artistic way that seems to be so popular now. I do so in order to freeze it in its infinite variety of surface patterns as it moves and flows over and around things. Much more interesting I think. We shall look at this subject again at another time.
The photo in this post was taken as I was exploring a small creek in Meramec State Park in eastern Missouri.
As I was waiting in line to order pizza for supper this evening I glanced up and noticed this mural on the wall. So I had to get a photo of it. While I can understand the train with the restaurant name, the railroad being just across the street, the cowboy has me a bit puzzled. He is enjoying a good sized slice of pizza, but otherwise I know of no connection. Maybe a bit of over thinking the whole thing.
A few years ago I pulled into a local produce seller’s lot one morning and found this unusual creation. One of those things no one believes you about unless backup proof is shown. So, here is my proof of the cornstalk pony.
I have one regret with this photo, not that its a phone camera photo, nor the fact it is a snapshot. No, my one regret is letting concern for the opinions of others hold me back from making a dozen photos that morning. I’ve come a long way since then. This is a journey, not a destination. Make those photos!
On the way to work one morning I spotted this scene of the house with the lights at the back door and the truck then I noticed the unique lawn ornament. After looking at the photo for a while realized this was a great idea, the concept of heavy duty, multipurpose lawn decoration. Feeling the need to have a tree removed, a reflecting pool or koi pond dug out or just filling in that random low spot? No problem, step outside and fire up the bulldozer in the front yard, you will be finished in no time at all.
Sometimes there are things that no one would believe unless they can see it for themselves. Driving through Saint Clair, Missouri one morning I spotted Uncle Sam and the Easter Bunny hanging out together. Unfortunately, Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy were nowhere to be seen. Seems the person at the table down the way is completely oblivious to the celebrities.
There has always been a special joy in my soul for a good foggy morning. The world looks and sounds so different in the fog. It is time best spent outdoors either in solitude with the Creator or else with a good friend or two. Speak softly, if at all, letting the quiet and mystique soak into your heart and mind.
If there is an accessible river or creek nearby go and spend time there as you can. Let the flow of water carry away the weight of the world for a little time, it is good therapy.
This photo was made on a local river that I have lived near and visited for fifty years.