I certainly am not a ” professional ” anything but my love for photography has grown with the longevity of the Chapel of Hope daily posts. I love taking photos of the day-to-day beauty around me… never tiring in its ever-changing role of magical enchantress.
Last night I almost tripped down my back deck steps … rushing to get a picture of the ” fence scene “… ( title picture) just as the lantern turned on behind the morning glory leaves. This moment, as the last rays of sunset automatically turn on the outdoor lanterns, is never longer than one or two minutes. After that …the mobile phone camera automatically turns on its flash and the picture loses all its former charm. A missed ” magical” moment.
Professional artists ( painters and photographers) recognize this moment as ” sacredly” exquisite… when the lighting and varied hues present their most beautiful palette samples. Golden hour ( right before dusk and after dawn) -reds, golds, and oranges while the Magic Hour ( right after dusk and before dawn) displays purples, blues, grays, and light pinks. A last gasp of beauty before darkness falls… my favorite time of all!
I had saved this Winnie the Pooh message for just the right occasion and of course she arrived Tuesday-sent to Vikki yesterday.
From the looks of these latest pictures of the bonding taking place already… Rhodes, mom, and dad know they have the most prized possessions around them
Timing plays a major role in nature sightings too… finding yourself at the right moment when nature stops and poses for a split-second.
So until tomorrow… Let us relinquish checks off our daily ” to do” lists to capture moment memories that will last a lifetime!
Rutledge and Lachlan leave for camp today in the NC mountains… the family is busy writing letters in case either/or get homesick this week-I got these pictures printed to send just in case they do … for both of them their first away from home camp experience. ( Just a five-day camp) Hope they have enough room in their suitcases for all the letters! 😉
Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh