Familiar paths

On a beautiful day recently I headed out by car with my camera to visit a botanical garden about an hour’s drive from home. Traffic was horrible, and after taking 15 minutes to go less than a mile, I changed plans and decided to stay close to home and see what I could find for photos.

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So I took a stroll through my garden and then along the shore. I didn’t go out expecting to see anything particular, but whenever I head out, it seems that I always find something that attracts my attention. That’s part of the beauty of photography. I try to be open to the world as it presents itself to me and to be aware of its freshness, even in routine.

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The garden tour resulted in some dahlia photos, and the shore walk presented some fine seascapes, maritime scenes, and a mural I had not seen before. In the end I was glad that I put off the car trip for a future date. The sunshine, fresh air, exercise, and some good photo ops made the change of plans worthwhile.

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Familiar paths can sometimes surprise us with novelty and beauty and offer us a chance to reflect on our blessings. Although travel is a wonderful way to experience the world, I realized that I don’t have to travel far from home to experience the wonder of creation.

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Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life”. (John 14:6)

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