Spring is on the way, and I can't think of any place more beautiful than the Blue Ridge Mountains in spring bloom. That permeating blue haze makes the colors of laurel and rhododendron pop. I never get tired of these landscapes . . . Can't wait for the next roadtrip and hike!
A simple little shot I found while roaming around the Isle of Mull on foot one day. I was supposed to be meeting a group of friends at a nearby beach and managed to get lost along the way. It turns out there are a lot of beaches on an island. Also turns out wandering around an island without much of a destination in mind, you are still going to find some beautiful spots.
Two pretty stray cats (Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan/May 1st, 2016)
Sounkyo Onsen Ice Fall Festival(Kamikawa, Hokkaido, Japan/Feb. 10th, 2013)
We are not given change,
We are given opportunity.. To those who want it, there is something new and exciting waiting for you just over the horizon, however you have to get yourselves there first & that requires a little walking and a lot of work.. So Greet challenges with a smile! They will be around for a long while, as long as you are alive any way, so you may as well make friends.. There is a practice in this & it starts in beginning to realise where your comforts and complacencies lie.. "The seeing is the doing" for these habits, fears and limiting beliefs are what is blocking you from what it is that you seek. Noticing the blocks is the first step, dont drop your energy with negative self talk because of it, this is a win.. It is only ourselves who can be responsible for the choices we make, the tools we choose to pick up and the perspective we choose to take to any given situation.
That is a good realisation..
Even better is realising that those choices you make not only affect you but everyone & everything around you.. As we know our energy creates our atmoshere and so.. it is "you" essentially who then puts the butterfly into effect..
People may see your way forward as not logical or even impossible. Dont let this sway you, If it is in alignment and intention is pure then despite what the mind & others may say, your heart and the body does not lie.. have courage, make the hard decisions because they feel right, check in with yourself, the heart always knows.
So learn to breathe, keep a cool head, know yourself, trust your heart & choose love, choose understanding, choose peace, know where you are headed and remember why, this will be your anchor.. Embrace the change..
You are the hero you have been waiting for 🙏🏻
The early spring bloom is in full swing in central South Carolina! It's a bit early, but I'm excited! Late afternoon sun added nice warmth to these red maple blossoms. I don't do a lot of macros, but I couldn't resist. These are among my favorite spring blooms.