It’s a Friday morning in Spring, the weather is glorious, the sky is blue, the sun is shining and the birds are singing. Sounds just about perfect, however at our place you also have the cat who is constantly talking to me so that I finally finish my breakfast, get up off the couch and open the front door so she can go and impersonate a rock for a few hours.
After about an hour of web surfing and a couple of cups of coffee I finally give in and let her out the front. The day does look so inviting so I decide to take the opportunity to do some photography. Within a photography group I belong to we have a weekly challenge set by the previous weeks “best photo” winner, (just a bit of fun and to keep us picking up the camera). This weeks theme is water. I have a great idea in mind, so after letting out the cat I get myself all prepared.
Now this is where the crazy comes into it, picture this, girl (well woman in her 40’s) in oh so comfortable “home pants” that have penguins on them, my “home shirt” a bottle of water, a funnel, a kickboxing bag and of course my Nikon heading out to the front lawn (in full view of the neighbors and all the parents dropping their little darlings off to school).
So I first put down the kickboxing bag onto the front pebbles (I bet you were totally wondering about that piece of equipment 😉 ) sit down on the bag, grab the bottle of water and funnel and proceed to pour water over my Agave’s to create water droplets with a view to get some photos. Ok first water pour didn’t work that well so with a bit of adjustment of the leaves and myself I go again and now I get some nice little droplets on the leaves (I did however forget to clean them first) never mind, adds character, right? 🙂
Once I have got enough I move the kickbag over to the bottlebrush, which looks about dead after the birds have finished feeding on it over the last few weeks. Now I am kneeling, again using the funnel pouring water onto the tiny bit of bottlebrush left and of course missed the plant and got the pants, oh well (imagine what the neighbours are thinking now, they must really be worried 😉 ). The cat is also wondering what I am doing and decides to get into the act and rubs up on me whilst I am getting ready to focus and take a photo. Take 3 and got the tinest drop on the plant, now for the photography part – this angle, that angle, get below, get above – gee now comes the breeze – this creative stuff is hard work. I think I might have nailed one shot.
Time to move on so I decide to head into the back garden to see if there is something pretty and colourful in bloom, whoops lucked out there, forgot I don’t like gardening and have brown thumb. I find a succulent growing amongst the bushes and decide to give this a go. Grab water bottle and funnel, pour the water and see what happens, whilst waiting to see the droplets, I now have our Labrador (part Kangaroo) jumping on me to say hello, very hard to focus a camera on the tiniest little water drop and take a photo as well but somehow I managed to get one or two.
By this time I am spent, I am wet, I have cat and dog fur on me and I have at least one water photo, an adventure to tell and I haven’t even left the house. Amazing after all of this I still believe the littlest things in life can be the most pleasurable and rewarding.
Until Next Week.