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Tuesday, January 6, 2009




As I had said over the weekend, I played with my macro quite a bit. I am constantly amazed by the beauty in nature. And the closer you get, the more you see. These spiderwebs, though not the best examples of them, completely had me mesmerized. I must have sat there for ten minutes taking pictures. Then, I would start walking towards my destination (a path off of the path), and I would make it a few feet before having to stop for more macros.
I think this week will be a macro week... Since I'm so enthralled by being able to finally get my camera to do what I need it to!
I have made a lot of references to goals for the new year. I am not always so excited to see time pass. However, it seems to me that 2009 is going to be a year of making things happen. See that? I know I have to *make* them happen. And that's fine... nothing good comes easy and my heart is totally in this. Besides, it hardly feels like work when I'm having such a good time!
When I had bought the blanks to make coasters, I immediately knew what two of the sets would be. One is waterfall photos, one is trees. And I had the hardest time deciding what to do with the third set would be. However, after the weekend I knew... the third set is macro photography. When I list that set, I will call it "Look Closer". I think it's good advice... this year, we should all look a little closer.
Looking closer magnifies flaws, but it also magnifies the beauty that we don't readily see. A lot of the time, even the flaws are beautiful. Looking closer, especially at ourselves, often helps us to take the steps to change, to be the best we can.
I hope that when we all look closer at ourselves, we can all see the magic...

2 comments:

Melissa said...

Spider webs are amazing! I did the same thing a few months back. Macros rock! So does magick!

I finally listened to your interview - I really enjoyed hearing your voice and listening to all the fun things you're into. SWEAT LODGE - I have wanted to do that for years. I was a little surprised that people didn't know what it was. But I'm sure there's lots of things other people know about that I don't. ;)
Perhaps this is the year that we'll both experience the amazing'ness of the Sweat Lodge!

~Gems~
Melissa

sandy said...

very beautifully said!!

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