I love being outside! I don’t care if it’s sunny and the perfect 75F with low humidity type of weather or a drizzly Sunday-take-a-nap-after-some-hot-chocolate type of weather. Being outside makes me feel alive and an entity of a better version of me.
As ‘Pollyanna’ as I may sound right now, I do admit that after being in the woods for 15 miles and knowing I have 5 more miles before I reach camp; I can get sick of being in the woods. It’s definitely not from want of scenery or lack of Mother Nature’s ample bosom of bountiful greenery (depending on the time of year). It’s from being tired. Bad knees, hot feet, and a growling stomach can skew anyone’s perspective of their surroundings.
Our brains are wired to find things we’re looking for – if you’re always cynical or waiting for things to go wrong, then your life will reflect that. On the other hand, having a positive outlook on life will bring you joy and provide you with inspiration when you least expect it. This is what I focused on as I tried to capture the mood from behind the lens of my Sony A6000.
I’m by no means a professional photographer; more so a hobbyist. However, I hope you enjoy the following pictures and always remember to never take for granted the small joys in life.
Much love and Aloha,
your nature-loving clueless wanderer