Lately it’s been on my mind that I need to step back, slow down, and get back to why I started doing photography in the first place.
Not that I have forgotten…but with everything so fast paced these days…I rarely have a moment to stop, listen, and observe the amazingness of the world around us. I’ve always loved the outdoors but because I’ve been so busy focusing on photographing people, and work, work, work, I’ve really missed out on the beauty Mother Nature has to offer…even things right in our own backyard.
Thanks to a friend’s suggestion I discovered an amazing website and App:
I’m practically obsessed. I can’t wait for the weather to warm up (I had two inches of snow on my car this morning!) so I can log all my “spottings” of the native plants, birds, animals, insects and every other kind of creeping thing I come across in our yard, on a geocaching adventure or on a hike.
Seriously, don’t take my word for it…see for yourself if you’re a nature lover like I am.
Anyways, this has completely motivated me to do something different with my photography and branch out a little bit. I can’t even tell you how happy it made me to get outside and learn about this weed next door.
Make sure you read this article about the poisonous Myrtle Spurge here (especially if you live in Utah or Colorado!) and join Project Noah asap!
p.s…I know I’ve been a horrible blogger lately and for good reasons! I promise I’ll be catching up soon.