Yesterday I decided to go for a walk with my camera. In the back of my mind, I wanted to get a shot of an Eagle, but having left the house, I had forgotten about this desire. As I aimlessly wandered, thinking about where I should go for lunch, I heard the distinct cries of an Eagle. It sounded a good distance away, but I glimpsed it through the trees and got a quick, distant snap of the amazing highly perched animal. I continued on to get closer to the bird and was lucky enough to get some great shots. (Well I think they’re great anyway!) I have them posted on Flickr and will be adding more nature shots that I took within the same walk.
During my amble around, my mind slowed down and I noticed myself drifting away from myself and my thoughts and more into a childlike wonder, a feeling of playfulness and intrigue. So happy just being, just being there, enjoying the moment. Nothing else was apparent to me, nothing other than that moment. Nature was unfolding in front of me and I was in awe of it. Noticing the animals…… not even noticing, because noticing would imply being pulled from something else; more in tune with; aware of nature. It reminded me of playing out in the street as a child, only this time, no one was going to call me in for dinner. I could stay out there as long as I wanted. That was pure enjoyment, mixed with stillness and gratitude.