hard to believe this shot came today – March 16 – when there is normally frost or snow on the ground! confession: i’m not a hard core eco-nut; i recycle, buy local, and re-use, but i also take long showers and like to have the lights on in more than one room. so no, i’m not at all for global warming, but i’m pretty happy about the weather lately. so…maybe not for GLOBAL warming, but def. don’t mind LANSING warming.
i love the random interestingness of life. we are taught to think and use our logical minds; to pay attention to what our egos tell us, and usually follow what is logical and makes rational sense.
but there are so many wondrous, magical moments that can be missed if we live only by the schedule, clock, and calendar. we can plan our lives down to the second, and never think to factor in magic, spontaneity, happenstance or random blessing.
last week, when it had finally gotten good and cold here (bleh) we had a warm day, and i wanted to go out shooting pictures while i could still stomach the weather. i threw on my coat and headed a few blocks over for some quick shots. i hadn’t pre-planned on shooting that day, and it certainly wasn’t how i was expecting to spend a day off. i have a house to clean, a book that needs to be edited, and a box of creative mish-mash to sort through. i don’t have time for this extra hour roaming through the streets.
but, if i hadn’t followed my gutt instinct, i would have missed out on this, most rare of all photos; the coveted sighting of The Hungry Tree!:
you just never know what is coming your way…
and that is the fun of living