Whenever people feel like they need to still the craziness within, many turn to things like meditation, music, running, or yoga. Others find peace in creative arts like sewing, knitting,
drawing, painting, or writing.
Photography is what clears my mind and makes me shift my focus. And it's often my humdrum everyday surroundings that inspire me - things that are easy to miss if you're not looking for them. Or in the case of my macro lens, things my eyes cannot see by themselves.
Here are a few pictures I've taken over the past 24 hours - just for fun.
Even dark black smoke rose into the evening sunset
could not erase a single star from the sky.
This plume is one of hundreds of weeds I've been yanking from my garden.
A delicate hydrangea blossom in a vase in my foyer.
Sunlight reflected off the gossamer strands of a spider's web
The simple raspberry is not so simple when viewed up close.
I never realized the flowers of a hosta plant were so amazing!
Another weed takes the spotlight, backlit by the sun.
This little guy blended right in with the mulch and I almost stepped on him!
The simplicity of the full moon in a clear night sky.
Look at all of the colors and tones in this periwinkle hydrangea blossom!
I love yarn. I love knitting.
My cat is old and wise (and beautiful).
Yet another amazing creation in the form of a weed.
Ice cubes floating inside my water cup!