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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Nature Heals

This summer heat has been most uninspiring as of late. I find myself indoors more than I'd like to be. Nature heals me in my times of stress, sorrow and negativity and to be away from it from fear of heat stroke makes day to day living quite difficult.

It's times like these where I like to go back to pictures of wonderful things I find on my walks through the woods.

When I'm able to harvest all of my focus on the small things I come across on my walks, I'm then able to clear my mind and think straight. 

I think that is something everyone should practice. The art of being able to stop and small the flowers, to slow down and take in what is surrounding you.

I've lost count on the amount of times I'll find a snail or a gorgeous mushroom and suddenly all of my worries and concerns are less overwhelming. I become excited over something we consider to be so insignificant and yet this little thing has just made the biggest impact on me.

I like to imagine what the world would be like if everyone was able to do this. If everyone gave themselves the opportunity to escape, even if it's only for half an hour. To clear their mind and cope with the stresses of the daily grind.

Of course everyone has their own ways of coping, but I feel the forests provide us with something far more that we can really understand. It's hard to put into words. You just need to experience it for yourself.

Next time you are stressed, sad, worried, feeling down. Give the forest a visit. Find a rock and sit on it. Find a river or lake and lay by it. Let the sounds of nature be the only thing you hear. Let the wind take your stress away for a moment. 

Perhaps I sound a bit crazy, but I'm able to have peace of mind when I do this.

Anyway, that's the end of my rant. Back to the woods I go. I'll cope with the sweat.

Until next time...

(Photos taken with a Canon EOS 6D, 50mm f/1.8 Lens)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Change is always coming


It has been quite a bit since I made a post here, and I apologize for that. Since my last post I've been experiencing so many changes. Nothing bad, just a lot and it can be overwhelming at times. I tend to hide when I'm overwhelmed, but alas, I am back. I have very little to share but it's better than nothing. 

The seasons changing has been effecting me more than I'd like them to. I feel like we went from winter right into summer. As much as I'm glad it's not longer brown and dead, I really am not enjoying the heat waves we have been getting. It's been killing the spring flowers which I look forward to so much and it's gross.

I prefer the cold and snow over the heat any day. 

A glimpse at some lovely wildflowers before our lawn mower killed them.

In dealing with all of the change that has been going on with the weather, my family, my friends, etc. I've been finding myself using creative writing more than photography to cope. How do you cope with change and overwhelming emotions?

My next post will be far more interesting. I swear. This summer is full of collaborations and projects. I plan to have more fashion posts to share! 


Photos taken with a Canon 6D, 50mm f/1.8 Lens.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

California Deams

I have so much catching up to do here. So much has happened and so much is happening. I struggle to keep up with it at times. 

I wanted to share some photos from my last trip to California in August. Yes, it's very late but I figured something a little different from fashion posts would be a refreshing start to the coming spring where I will be posting much more fashion posts.

California was a much needed and lovely escape for me this last summer. A lot was going on in my head and in my life and it was nice to "run away" from it for a few days and just enjoy time with dear friends and new scenery. I find the hiking there as a spiritual adventure. Walking among the redwoods is so humbling and it really helps put yourself into perspective with the rest of the world. We are all small, and I think we forget that. Although we can do big things, we always remain small.

Stay humble.

All photos remain unedited. Taken with my old Canon Rebel xTi, 50mm 1.8/f Lens.