Here's a photo that Henri took that I recently found on my camera. I thought it was so simple and sweet and for me it was a reminder of something I have not done in a long time. While I am still sleeping, my dear husband has his own routine of sitting quietly by the window enjoying his first cup of coffee. More and more I find myself distracted by Pinterest as I sip my coffee. Looking at this photo I realized I needed to start giving equal time into finding inspiration from nature as well.
Armed with our bicycles and camera we headed over to one of the carriage trails in Acadia National Park on a brisk yet sunny morning. It had been a while since we rode our bikes and of course we ended up having to walk them up many of the long grades there. I always sympathize whenever I see the horses pulling the carriages up these steep grades.
The shot below was Henri's idea and I had never tried this before, although I had always wanted to. I used my bicycle seat to balance my camera while using a low speed setting on my camera to try to slow down the flow of the water. He always has the ability to keep me focused, even though I may grumble and continue to be too distracted.
After a while though, it was me slowing down to catch a shot of this glistening web.
And then one to capture the colors of this scenic vista along the trail.
We enjoyed a bit of hiking too in the early morning mist.
Being able to capture some pictures again for this blog helps keep me focused. I thank you for bearing with me despite my long absence in between posts. You all are the best!