Just a few days ago we opened the door of our home to go to school and saw a blanket of fog that covered the street.
Where we live the weather could be considered mild compared to other places but
that morning was so cold and foggy.
It was even hard to see farther than five yards away.
As any other morning we jumped in the car, drove to school, sang a few song on the way, dropped off the kids and when I returned to my house the first signs of Spring caught my eye. Through the fog I saw the branches of my tree holding the beginning of what soon will be a bunch of leaves.
I went inside to get the camera and these are some of the pictures I took.
While I was taking the pictures I was amazed of how many colors nature give as.
I started seeing through the lens all of these beautiful neutrals.
I believe that the most beautiful color palettes are found out there between rocks, trees, sand and rivers.
Do you see what I see?
Every color below came from this picture.
Among the pictures I took there was this one.
Darn it – I thought – it is out of focus.
I almost deleted it but instead I adjusted my camera and took this second picture.
Do you see what I see?
If you pay close attention you can spy the car in the background.
As I was looking through the pictures on my computer screen I realized something.
I wonder how many times I am looking at things out of focus.
How many times I am missing moments,
people, feelings, emotions, whispers to my spirit because I am focusing my eyes and unfortunately even my heart at times on the wrong things.
Looking at life through a lens taught me a lesson:
Even behind the fog there is sunshine.
I want to do better.
I want to make sure I adjust my heart as I adjusted my camera so I never miss what really matters.
I guess what I am trying to say is that I want to look at my life as if I was doing it through a lens.
I want to be able to see even through the fog that comes through our daily lives all the small little things that can bring joy, peace and Spring to my soul .
I never knew that on a cold winter morning you could feel so warm.
Wishing you a beautiful Monday.
Hi! I’m Erica, a new visitor. This a beautiful post. Gorgeous pictures, and I love the analogy.
Thank you Erica and WELCOME to The 36th AVENUE!
Great pictures and lovely post! How true that we need to really look at and appreciate the world around us! I’m a new follower from the blog hop!
Thank you Tonia and welcome to The 36th AVENUE!
Did the colors come from one of the paint sites? Do they have names? Especially the light khaki and light blue gray…Thanks!
I wish but no I took them out from the pictures. Sorry!
This post is so wonderful, it reminds us to focus on the important things and to never miss something beautiful that is laid right before us. Thank you for the reminder. xo.
This is such a beautiful post…your photos are amazing! I am so glad that I’ve found your blog from that very first time that Kelly sent the first email introducing the contributors for the Grow Your Blog series. I had definetly been missing out for sure!!!! Your posts are so inspiring and you are one crafty lady!
Thank you Lish!
Welcome to The 36th AVENUE my friend!
What a beautiful, inspiring post! Excited new follower from the blog hop!
Good Morning Sarah… and welcome to The 36th AVENUE!
Love your thoughts and your pics. Found you through blog hopping and “love” what I’ve found ~
Thank you SO much! Welcome to The 36th AVENUE! I hope you have around here 😉
This is a very inspiring post and I love it! I found you through your Blog Hop, so thank you for hosting 🙂 Now along for the ride through Linky.
Thank you Erika!
Welcome to The 36th AVENUE!