I had a little time to get out this afternoon and felt a pull toward a local park I haven’t visited in a good 10 or 12 years. And the time I did step into it long ago, with a good friend, perhaps didn’t leave a very strong impression…or maybe it was simply too brief a time spent there or it wasn’t wild enough. One thing is for sure, I’m not the same person I was back then.
Not really knowing what I’d find and bringing Stan the dog to enjoy a new place to sniff and mark, I just grabbed my little cam, the Sony RX100.
I’m glad I had at least this little capable cam. I was overwhelmed with inspiration from the time we stepped onto the trail. I needed that after waking today somewhat down.
So we rambled down the trail, stopping a while to compose for me or for Stan to admire the aromas at his level. Neither one of us had any complaints!
It’s not everyone’s pint of delicious ale, but I love snaggy trees. When they are bare and wet and mossy, wow, I can get lost in the patterns, imagining God bending each of the branches just perfectly.
I believe I found a little treasure trove of compositional goodness here.
We kept walking, peeking here and there, around this corner and that, up this trail and down that one. The air was invigorating, cool, damp, fragrant.
Just as we were returning from glimpsing this little city gem the rain began falling again. We both left with good memories and some much needed inspiration for a return….
This was definitely a good reminder that one doesn’t necessarily need to go to the ends of the world to find beauty and quietness. It can be had in the woods at the edge of the hustle and bustle of a city that seems to never sleep.