It is no secret that I am fond of outdoor time. Most days I try to get outside even if only into the garden, camera in hand. You can find little secrets and treasures everywhere, even in your own garden, if you look carefully. It’s all about perspective.
I have two favourite walks at the moment – around the local wood, and to the beach. The wood is small, but adequately supplied with a range of flowers, suitably backlit with gorgeous rays of sunshine.
Really though, it’s the beach I head for. From sunrise, to sunset, there’s always something worth seeing there, and it’s always a place of calm, with the repetitive waves washing away my worries.
Oh, and pebbles. Can’t beat a good pile of pebbles. Particularly pebbles with holes in 🙂 (Do you know how long it takes to balance pebbles to get them in a photogenic pose?
Do you know, even just going through my pictures to write this post has made me feel happier and calmer? There’s something to remember when grey days hit.
I was inspired to write this post by Sara of me and orla, when she mentioned on instagram that it was possible to apply for an open position with the CSCollective. I’d love to be a part of something like that, a creative group focussed around outdoors and escape, but even if I don’t get chosen, I’ve enjoyed the process of applying.
Now, what shot to finish off with? The moon, of course. What else rounds off the perfect outdoor day? (Except maybe friends and hot chocolate around a campfire… *wanders off, deep in daydreams*)
(For anyone who is interested, my photos are mainly taken with my Canon powershot, as described here.)