As someone who considers themselves a country mouse, I admit that being in close proximity to the city is pretty convenient (without traffic, of course). I would definitely say that I’m more of an outskirts dweller. City life just ain’t for me.
But, then there’s those times where you enjoy venturing off into the big city and exploring. The adventurer in me likes that aspect. There are so many places to explore, depending on your interests. I’ve been in the Houston area for about a year now and last year was officially my first time ever going to the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show. It’s kind of a big deal.
This time of year is especially my favorite. Its the time of Spring festivals and crawfish boils (not just a Louisiana thing, mind you). The weather tends to cooperate more as well making for a nice day out on the town.
So come on Spring, let’s get crackin’!
I always manage to find beauty in the most random places. I call them gems. Sometimes its like finding a diamond in the rough or a needle in a hay stack. The reality is, beauty is all around us, sometimes right where you can see it. Often times we get too tied down with life that we don’t notice it. Continuing on with the celebration of spring, here are some shots I captured around town. Some in random open fields by my job and others just taking a stroll through my neighborhood.
Sometimes I feel weird walking in the middle of people or on busy streets and whipping out my camera to snap a picture. But who’s to say the opportunity will be there tomorrow or even 15 minutes later? To me, that’s part of the beauty of photography. Capturing life’s most simplest moments the minute they make themselves known. I’ve had my fair share of missed opportunities, and each day I strive to get better at seizing them.
I love a good road trip, especially in the spring time. The really cool thing about Texas is the multitude of terrains you encounter across the state. I grew up along the coast for the most part, so I decided to explore the Texas Hill Country this weekend!
Did you know that there is another version of the Texas Bluebonnet? Yep, the Alamo Fire. And its just as stunning!
I also had the liberty of taking the famous Enchanted Rock hike in Fredericksburg. Totally worth all the sweat and shortness of breath it took to get to the top (note to self: we really need to become friends with the gym again).
On my way down, I found these gems. They were waiting just for me, I know it.
The coolest thing about being at the top of the rock was feeling like time completely stopped. I had some time to actually think. Think about, what I’m currently doing with my life, what I want to be doing, should be doing. I hate to sound all corny and predictable, but I really did have an “a-ha!” moment. Sometimes you need absolute silence to really be able to sort through your thoughts and all the clutter. Not to mention, silence was golden in taking in the spectacular views below. Oh Life, you sure know how to keep me interested in you….
Its amazing what you find on your lunch break. I’m amazed at the many simple wonders God has placed on this Earth for us to admire and appreciate. Some so simple, yet so bold. I’ve always been a visual person, with a huge scope for imagination. Bold colors draw me in like moths to a flame. So much so that I have to seize the moment and capture their intensity. Of course, spring time is a breeding ground for bold colors. Hands down my favorite time of year.
So here’s to capturing life’s most fascinating wonders and living aesthetically.