I went on a walk with my family, and took some interesting photos I thought I’d share here.
These are actually photos from two different walks, but they feel very similar.
This time of year is certainly not the most interesting time for a walk. The absolute best thing about going on a walk right now is that one doesn’t have to deal with bugs or excessive heat.
That being said — and to avoid unnecessary melancholy — there is something peaceful about a nature walk at this time of year.
In the Spring and Summer, there’s always something new to see. If there’s not a new flower or plant to find, there are interesting insects or scurrying creatures. If you don’t hear the rejoicing sound of birds singing, you will hear bees buzzing. If the scent of warm floral air is not interesting you, there is a butterfly shadow passing by. And so on.
But that’s not the case in Winter. In Winter… things are sleeping. Waiting.
Now is the chance to see the details, and observe the things that are hidden behind everything when the world is awake. It’s a little like going to a museum, to contemplate past things.
God made the world to work at basically every other time of year. But Winter is the time when it can sleep — just like everyone needs time to relax, so does nature. That’s something I’ve definitely come to appreciate, especially in the last couple years, as I’ve rediscovered my interest in being outdoors. Nature has always been something I love, no matter what time of year.
And Winter almost-no-less-so. I’ll always like the Summer months better, but I have definitely come to enjoy Wintertime, and it’s restful, quiet presence.
It certainly allows for interesting photography opportunities!