Loving the Road Taken

For weeks I have been…well blank.  I have had a little bit of writer’s block or blogger’s block I guess I should call it.  Not that I don’t have anything going on, to post,  to be happy about or share–lots of great things happening–but I have sat at my computer blank.  Day after day without writing anything in the “Add New Post” page that I have had pulled up.  Alas, I thought about one of my favorite poems Sunday night.  It is a poem that I have always loved and every time after reading it, I feel rejuvenated.   Why?  I am not sure.  Maybe because it stems from my childhood.  Maybe because it is such a great poem and it was written by the remarkable Robert Frost.  All of his poems make me feel one with nature.  Just like this weekend when I spent a little time with nature and I saw these really cool looking “berries” that looked delicious!!!

Trust me, I did not eat them.  I only took a few photos of them with my phone!  I was just mesmerized by their beautiful purple hue and their vitality.  Nature is beautiful but not always edible for humans!  As the nature trip was nearing its end, I snapped a photo and that is what made one of my favorite poems pop into my head, “The Road Not Taken.” If you do not know this poem you should be shunned!  Yes I just said that!!  Or your English teacher in grade school, middle school or high school should be shunned!!!

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; then took the other, as just as fair, and having perhaps the better claim, because it was grassy and wanted wear; though as for that the passing there had worn them really about the same, and both that morning equally lay in leaves no step had trodden black.  Oh, I kept the first for another day!  Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back.  I shall be telling this with a sigh, somewhere ages and ages hence:  Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

I love the roads that I have taken in my life and honestly I only hope that I am blessed to be able to take many more.  Happy Tuesday everyone! 😀

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Oh how I love sunsets!

I love sunsets, like seriously I have stood knee deep in the Florida waters to capture a beautiful sunset with my Canon!!!  That should let you know how serious I am about them!!! I am a sunset chaser! 😉

With that in mind, evening sessions this summer have been my fav!!  If a breeze came through more often it would be awesome!  I captured a few shots of Katriana & Alex a few weeks back and it was a hot and humid day but the light was amazing. I was sweating bullets [probably from all the water I had drank–I drink more than a gallon before 3:00 p.m.] but it was well worth it to capture that light and those images!  Alex ended up “scavenger hunting” and picked up a stick with ants on it…needless to say he was not 100% smiles after that.  He enjoyed being outside and just playing with nature. 🙂  I was able to snag some really great shots and I could not be more pleased with how they turned out.  I especially love this photo of Alex because he deliberately has his back to me while laughing–that kid!! He is his mother’s son…and his father’s too!!  😉  We called it a wrap when a June Bug crawled up onto his neck.  His reaction was priceless!  Katriana you are beautiful and the light absolutely loved you!

Happy Friday the 13th! 😉

The A TeamLoving the light!

He gets it from his mama!“If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.” {Gilbert K. Chesterton}

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