Boxing Day Walk

December 26, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Boxing Day Walk

Recording the Familiar

Woodland with dog
Zoe

The thing about having a dog is she needs a good walk every day regardless. The reward for me is that no matter what else is going on there is a time in every day that I can don my boots and walk. It is a time for quiet, a time for contemplation and a time for the simple pleasure of being. Whether we venture out to explore a new patch or tramp the same worn path it gets me away from the trials and tribulations of life and gives me space to think. Some may say that I think too much, and they're probably right. Yet seeing the dog frolic, living in the moment reminds me to mindful and to try and make the most of the now.

Today's walk took us on our standard hour long loop that takes us through the residential streets of the town, up to the railway line and around a wood with canals beyond the secondary school that my two eldest kids attend. Nothing special and oh, so familiar. So familiar that you'd be forgiven for overlooking the details that you pass.  

"Old Faithful" Umbrellas
"Old faithful" Umbrellas
Path to ... Ivy
Path to.... Ivy
Topsy Turvy World
"Old Dutch"

 

"Old Dutch"

 

Today I chose to take the D700 with a 50mm attached to record some of those details that I see day in and day out. In the apparently mundane beauty can be found. It pays well to remember that.

Topsy Turvy  

 


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