The other day as I was riding my bike, I came across a bunch of acorns. These acorns were a bit older and the colors were fading to a pale gray or very light brown. Acorns are one of the things that I actually really enjoy shooting because every single one of them is different.
Before the summer began, Brian and I were riding our bikes along a back road and he was a bit ahead of me. I saw a bunch of fresh acorns sprawled across the road and I stopped to snap them. He looked back at me and saw me squatting on the ground and yelled, “what are you shooting?” I said, “acorns” he said, “why, they all look the same”. I smiled.
It’s moments like these, that remind me how different everyone’s eye is. I can see the varying shades of an acorn and identify beauty in the bark of an old tree. I can spot a pattern of trees against a blue sky and love shooting the wood of carefully crafted bridges. I feel so lucky that there are so many things that I allow to lift me up if I just pay attention.
“Instructions for living a life.
Tell about it.”
― Mary Oliver
Pictures above were taken at the John Gilbert Nature Trail(first 3) and Jekyll Island (last 3) Golden Isles, GA Coast.