I don't need to pop a pill or drink alcohol or smoke "whatever" to calm my nerves. (Although I certainly don't condemn or judge anyone who does. And I occasionally partake in 1 or 2 of these things if I so desire.) No, all I need is my camera in my hand and God's creation surrounding me. Though I've always loved the outdoors, it took me YEARS to figure out how calming communing with nature can be. It's my favorite way to de-stress and get my thoughts in order. I'm a nature nerd, what can I say! When I was a geeky teenager I wish that I had embraced my nerdness instead of trying to run with the cool crowd, driving my mother around the bend. Self-acceptance is the most awesome thing about being older and wiser. Ooops, I almost typed wider. Yeah, I'm a little wider, too. And I don't care. ;) Happy Monday everyone!
|I love the curled proboscis. One of these days I'm going to get the perfect shot of it!|
Frames courtesy of Steve Rich. Love these!