You know, it's already fall....I know, the calendar doesn't say it's fall yet, but, let me tell you, the sun is already different.....it arrives at a different angle every morning and it departs a little earlier every evening....and the lighting, oh, the lighting is magnificent! I am but an infant in my photography knowledge and skill, but, I do understand lighting, and the lighting nature gives us is ethereal in fall.
Feeling that fall is already here may have added to my restlessness, fall does that to me....it nature's notification that our world is dying in preparation of being reborn again and maybe I feel a little like that right now.
Because I've been really noticing that fall is creeping in I went out to the garden tonight to capture some of the wonderful gifts mother nature has given me this year, in their best light.....reveling in their best light, I captured one of the gigantic pumpkins (above) my garden has given me. I took several photos, editing them a little each and savoring their beauty. This field trip was as much an exercise in photography as it was an exericise in stopping and looking, reviewing what is right in front of me.
Each of the pumkins is like a morsel of happiness I want to savor...how can one not be happy when playing in a pumpkin patch....just look at the color - orange that only mother nature can produce. I got down low and tried to get different angles on my subjects taking pleasure in their uniqueness, luxuriating in their massiveness.....(there are three pumpkins out in the garden that I think are going to have to be lifted out with some piece of heavy equiptment).
I realized after my little field trip that my life is a good life....and, like Neil said, living is the best thing they've come up with so far....so, I just have to remind myself to go out and get some perspective when I'm feeling restless and regretful, because, seriously, living life one second at a time really is the best thing you can do.