It's been a bit crazy in these parts what with school starting, food exploding out of the garden and summer winding down. I've been lucky enough, though, to be able to take a few trips out to the coast over the last few weeks, so I thought I'd jump back into the blogosphere with this shot.
Of course, I love the idea that you can just drop in a quarter and you'll see something up close that seems so far away... a boat, a whale, whatever... and that you'd have a new Point of View.
It seems old fashioned and funny - but it's a pretty fun metaphor to tumble around with regardless. I think I dropped some gas and my family in the car and went searching for some new points of view through my lenses a couple of times over the last month.
But in the background I've definitely been seeking out some new personal points of view - with, I'll add, some really fascinating success.
I've been listening to lots of interesting podcasts - particularly the Unmistakeable Creative Podcast with Srini Rao. I've gotten SO inspired by just a few of the folks he's interviewed. I've even listened to some of them twice.
And I've bought new books and have started doing more journaling.
It's kind of a crossroads time for me on many fronts, so I'm seeking new inputs to broaden my horizons, add to my toolkits, and to continue to feel inspired and renewed on a daily basis.
And then there are the pictures.
I think one of my favorite moments is when I come home, download the pictures on to the computer and take a really good look at them. And there is almost always a true treasure amongst them that I certainly didn't anticipate in the moment.
Which is the best part - images reveal themselves in different lights and moments. Discoveries are made later...if you just wait and look again.
These rows and twists of rhizomes and roots in the dunes really captivated me this time.
Along with the clarity of dead sticks and branches in an ever-moving landscape.
The edge of the land is such a dynamic and ever-evolving ecosystem.
And yet it continues to provide me and many others with just the connections we need to go on with our daily lives with more calm and peace than we might otherwise know...just by being there for a short time.