"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do wtih the way you see them." ~ Elliot Erwitt
I walk through my gardens often, as you may have noticed. Sometimes, I am assessing the condition of the gardens, to determine what work needs to be done. Sometimes, I am just enjoying the day, fine weather or a few moments of quiet. It is when I walk with a camera in my hand, that I slow down and focus on what is beautiful. I don't notice the big bare spot in the garden where nothing is blooming. Instead, I notice the one exquisite blossom nodding on a delicate stalk. I see the honey bee that just landed on a translucent petal. I watch dew drip from one leaf to another. I am learning, as Elliot Erwitt defines it, the art of observation.
If you have time this week for a Sunday Stroll, please post about about it on your blog and then come back here with a comment and a link to your post. You may use the Sunday Stroll button at the top of this post on your post or side bar if you would like. I will add participant names to this post so other strollers can walk through your garden too. I'll check back often and try to keep the list updated.
Look who's strolling:
Margaret at Periodic Pearls
Me, here at The Quiet Country House
Nan at Letters from a Hill Farm
Joyce at Tall Grass Worship
Mibsy at Classical Calling
Robbin at Cedar Chest of Dreams
Dee at Red Dirt Ramblings