Sometimes a morning just makes you happy to be alive.
Two mornings ago this was my view.
I had gotten the family off for the day and I was doing the dishes and cleaning up the kitchen and wiping up crumbs and picking up water bottles and scraping corn flakes off the floor…
….and I looked out the window and saw the leaves dancing.
And then I saw this.
I saw the light streaming through the trees and flooding the yard with waves of sunbeams tickling the grass. The air was cool and crisp and fall was laughing in tiny gusts of wind that tossed the leaves about in swirls in the sky.
I wanted to remember that sunlight and those leaves and that grass and that sky and those trees…
….and that moment.
Forever and ever.
I grabbed my camera and took a zillion pictures and when I came inside to edit the photographs, I crossed my fingers.
Hoping the sunlight made it.
Hoping the leaves were still dancing.
Hoping fall came to visit my camera lens.
Hoping the pictures captured the moment.
I’m not an expert photographer.
Not even close.
But I love the trying.
I love the learning and the practicing and the moments when my camera lens gets it just right.
So if you’re like me and the leaves are dancing outside your window and you love the trying, too, here are some of my favorite photography posts I’ve ever written.
May your day be full of sunshine.
May your floors be clean and your cornflake crumbs be few.
May your camera lens be sharper.
And may your leaves always, always, always….
PS Next weekend I’ll be in Greenwood Indiana and I’d love to meet you. I’ll be at Back Door Quilts between 2:00-4:00. You can call the store at 317-882-2120 for reservations.