Saturday, August 17, 2013

Two hundred and twenty nine

 I think I was born to run.  In my youth I was convinced love, happiness and security were out there--somewhere--I just had to chase them down.  They were always up ahead, around the corner, in another town.  And even after I found them, I had a hard time slowing down.  There was always something more out there, if I just kept chasing.  I wish I could just stop and stand.
And enjoy.



Verb (to stand) |  Born to Run

Accessory

Sky

Transparent

Tiny 

20 comments:

The Lady Okie said...

Ooo! I love the last one! And all of them, as always. I actually was thinking about you earlier because I took a bunch of pictures today with my 50mm, and a lot of them came out blurry! This isn't the first time this has happened. I was wondering, since you mentioned you use a 50mm mostly (I think you said that once), if you could offer any advice on how to get a sharp photo. I know that's super vague, but seriously I'm feeling discouraged. Any thoughts? Do you usually pick a manual focal point or automatic? I'm thinking that might be my problem...?

Kathy McB said...

Oh I can totally relate to the idea of constantly running to chase something down in life. I'd get too bored if I stood still too long...too much to see and accomplish. Thanks for joining in on Song-ography.

Adrienne said...

I think...I'm not a chaser, but a nester, a settler, by nature. Took me a long time to figure out that I thought being that way was "less than" and that I "should" want to be chasing/pursuing something. Lovely photos - I love seeing your instagrammed morning bouquet fixed up in a vase!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I just love all of these. I have always been sort of a stander. But, I am learning to walk

Nicki said...

Excellent choices for each prompt. I can so relate to your first shot and that burning notion that there is "more" just ahead or around the corner - too often at the expense of appreciating what is sitting right beside me. Excellent!

gregory urbano said...

nice series of shots!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I'm a chaser, I could travel all the time!!
Great selections!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

As we age we learn to 'just stand'. It took me until I was in my 40's or 50's to be satisfied, content with taking in the world around me and not having to run towards it. xox

Tamar SB said...

These are gorgeous! I can totally relate - great thoughts!

Danelle M said...

Beautiful! I love the accessory shot!

tiarastantrums said...

love the bee capture

Ashley Sisk said...

What a beautiful collection. Love your perspective!

Honey Mommy said...

What a great set! I especially love your accessory shot, and that tiny shot is so cool!

I took a bee photo for tiny as well, but mine was much, much closer, which makes yours just that much more amazing.

Sharon said...

Love your dog! And your interpretation of Born to Run. Visiting from Song-ography.

Megan Bailey said...

Oh wow! These are all great. I especially love verb and tiny. Great job!

Ida said...

What a great take for Born to Run, I can relate to your thoughts although now I'm more of a "stander" just because I've slowed down not for lack of wanting to seek out new horizons.
Loved your "tiny" shot of the bee.
Accessory was precious and the capture of the butterfly in the sky shot was wonderful.

Susan said...

It looks like the dog is taking a quick gander at the gams....checkin' them out.
I too struggle with staying still. I think better when I'm moving. My friends tell me to "just be" or enjoy the moment, but I can't seem to get to that place yet. Maybe later.
Hope you find it.

Mary Gene Atwood said...

Beautiful collection. Each one is lovely.

Stephanie Burrage said...

Love love love that last shot...just a stunning capture and I love the angle.

Molly said...

yep, they were both born to run

Mollyxxx