Sunday, July 06, 2008

Sundary Stroll Invitation

"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


Margaret Evans Porter said...

Count me in, please!

Nan said...

As always, thanks for the 'invitation!' My entry is here:

Joyce said...

Hi, Aisling! I've been strolling.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just tried my first Sunday Stroll post...thank you!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

I've got mine posted.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Hi Aisling, You can count me in too. I strolled yesterday also. I agree with you about the camera. The funny part is when I upload the photos, I sometimes see something in the background which spoils the photo. Photography is a good way to "see" the garden.~~Dee

Aisling said...

Thank you all for strolling this week. It is so wonderful to share a passion for gardens, nature, and spending a little "slow time" with like-minded friends.