Monday, January 12, 2009

close to home 1

One of the things I want to do this year is challenge myself to look more carefully at things close to home. Sometimes I walk down the street and see something astonishing in the everyday mundane...like the way a particular slant of light reflects off of a window, or a little pop of color pushing its way in between the cracks in the sidewalk. As a couple of you may know, I carry my camera with me everywhere I go, which is a good habit. The problem is that I don't always stop to take the picture ~ maybe I am in a hurry, or maybe its cold and I just want to get home and pour myself a glass of wine ~ or worse, maybe I am just not in the mood. So my goal is to post at least one image a week in a "close to home" series. The only requirement is that it has to have been taken within a mile of home.

This week's photo was taken while running errands on Saturday afternoon. It had just started sleeting and I had forgotten my umbrella. I was scurrying home with a cup of tea in mind, when I happened to glance up and see this tangle of fuzzy seed pods resting in between some branches above a chain-link fence. And snap. Just like that. Okay, I can do this, right?!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

RIGHT!!! And I can't wait to see your future posts! cgb

Anonymous said...

You're off to a fabulous start
-jg

Style Court said...

Janet, you really do have an eye for the ethereal.

Pigtown-Design said...

Carrying a camera all the time is a great habit. I got into the habit in Wales because you never knew what was around the corner there... and i still don't know here!

G. said...

This is a great practice in celebrating the beauty in the everyday and I know you'll find it! Love the first one.

Sabina said...

I love this idea - I try very hard to practice this very thing. I think bringing along your camera helps!!

Happy New Year!!