Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

Early summer shot of Spring Lake hills

Early summer shot of Spring Lake hills

Photography permits me to indulge in fleeting moments, but only if I take the time to slow, observe, and wait.

As I hike Spring Lake Park, the transitory nature of the lake, the earth, and the wildlife are revealed.  Within a few steps and moments, the lake has changed from a moody gray to a view worthy of an Impressionist painter.

Overcast
Overcast
Color, Light

Color, Light

With each step, I see new lake faces.

Reed Reflection

Reed Reflection

Spring Lake’s summer gold grasses’ gentle movement mesmerize me as I stop and sit on a bench.

Gold Grass

Gold Grass

Later, I spy a black-crowned heron perched on a rock in a sea of algae.  I sit down along the water’s edge and watch the heron.

Looking

Looking

Refreshment

Refreshment

Heron Hunt

Heron Hunt

The heron moves deliberately and without concern.  He is completely in the present moment. Suddenly, he decides to leave.

Glorious

Glorious

Taking Off

Taking Off

Without taking the time to look and slow down, these fleeting moments are missed.

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