ORDINARY MIRACLES

A scene from Gertrude Boyden Wildlife Refuge, Taunton, MA

The old path offers nothing new. I have been in this place several times before. Still,  I have to be careful – between the network of exposed tree roots, the steep terrain, and the narrowness of the path – I could not afford to not pay attention. I am here to walk and to spend time with family. I listen to the chatter of my children, watch as they hop like frogs from root to root, and stifle a scream when I see them race up and slide down the hills. My camera swings from my neck and proves to be quite the burden whenever I have to crawl up or down steep slopes. The sun winks in and out of the woods but when it shines, the river lights up and the woods reflected on it glow. The air shimmers. In that moment, I can almost imagine nymphs dancing by the river banks and fairy wings fluttering in a frenzied dance.

nature unfolding
never ending miracles
lost to jaded hearts

~~~

I am joining the #VantagePoint Project of  Light.co, a compact camera start-up.  I used my Nikon 5300 with 55-200mm lens.  A compact camera, with DSLR capabilities, as Light.co makes will be quite handy when doing a walk-about.  Personally, I will appreciate a less cumbersome but good equipment when walking several miles on rough terrain and under a hot sun or when walking in cold weather with bulky coat.  I am participating in the project because it seems like a fun project to do. 🙂

 

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4 comments

  1. The Light L16 looks like a good idea. I only use my Samsung phone at the moment for photography. Night pictures are difficult. I don’t have a tripod for it and zooming is limited. But in general it takes pretty good pictures.

    • People say, the best camera is the one you have. I also use my phone, a Huwei for pictures. Phones are lightweight and do the job of recording memories. 🙂

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