Hey Ya, in the tradition of taking a few moments to pause and recognize the beauty all around us in everyday life, last Friday morning I spent a moments in Albany’s beautiful Washington Park. Albany’s popular tulip festival took place over weekend of May 7th. Saturday was a rain out and Sunday was quite blustery and cold , luckily I decided to beat the crowds and spend a few minutes capturing some floral beauty on Friday morning. I basically grew up in Washington Park and still, I find it a wonderful place to capture creative images, or just hang out. Here’s my brief interpretation of ” The Tulip Festival” for ya.
Yesterday, as I turned the corner into my driveway, I noticed a tremendous quality of evening light cascading through the Apple blossoms. Naturally, I grabbed my camera in an effort to capture the last few remaining rays of light before nightfall. After a long harsh winter, sights like this are always welcome and equally appreciated. Aaah…Spring, at last.
Mother Nature has done it again! Here in upstate New York, we are at the tail end of another spectacular fall foliage super-show! The leaves are now at their peak, and I couldn’t let another one fall from the trees without grabbing the camera to capture a few moments of Autumn’s splendor. While spending time in nature today, it occurred to me that all life moves onward in cycles. Autumn prepares the trees for Winter, like childhood readies the young for adolescence. It’s just part of the process; the gradual ebb and flow of life. In this brief yet beautiful season, let’s all be certain to take a moment to appreciate the gifts present in nature, as well as in our everyday lives. For me, “these autumn leaves” serves as my current reminder that there is always, beauty all around us. We simply have to open our eyes wide enough to see it. Enjoy, AL.