I have quite a few photo events to blog, but this weekend I took some time for myself. So those posts aren't ready yet. And that's ok. Instead I had a really wonderful couple of camera-free days. And that's not to say they were wonderful because my camera appendage wasn't there. It was more like they were wonderful completely separate of that. In fact, I should amend that statement because I did touch a camera. It wasn't mine though. Someone was taking a photo and didn't like how it was turning out and of course I was instantly drawn to the situation...
Anyway, I was left drawing in happiness from wherever I could, taking in each little bit and celebrating it while it lasted. Yesterday I ate some grapes and one of them was connected to the stem by a curly vine. How often do you see that in grapes you buy from the store? I debated photographing it. I mean, it's a grape vine. Then I kept eating around the little curl. I wanted it to last as long as possible. And that's when I caved and took a quick cellphone shot.
Now as I write this, I see the metaphorical potential from all that. But in that moment, I was observing.
"That's natural, but rare... at least for me."
"Man, I want to go to Napa."
That's what I do. I look for the beauty in what's in front of me. I look for the rarities. I look for bits of happiness and I photograph it so everyone else can see it too.
And then I put on my to-do list "Plan west coast vineyard adventure."
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