(Photo by Dayle)
On Saturday evening, The Man and I drove over Michigan's Mackinac Bridge, into the little town of St. Ignace. I wasn't expecting to see much; we were just sort of killing time. We stopped and went into a small souvenir shop, sitting right on the banks of Lake Michigan. There was a walkway with a railing behind the store, and, as we stood there, looking out over the calm waters of the lake, I ran and grabbed my camera from the car and snapped this photograph. It contains no editing, as God's artwork doesn't need it. To me, it speaks of pure peace.
"Photography is important because it takes a minute and makes it an eternity," wrote Isaac B. Singer.
Capturing moods and feelings with my camera ... it's one of my ultimate simple pleasures.
I've lived long enough to realize that the simple pleasures of life are the most important ones, but it's easy to let them slip by, unnoticed, during the busyness of an ordinary day. That's why I created the Simple Pleasures series, to remind me to stop, to look, to listen, to slow down and pay closer attention to life's simple things. And whenever I do, I'm never disappointed. It might be the sound of a baby's laugh, the gentle splash of a summer rain against the window, or flowers in a jar on the kitchen windowsill.
What simple pleasure have you been noticing and enjoying lately? You're invited to share your simple pleasures with us here, every Thursday. I hope you will. For complete posting guidelines, please visit the Simple Pleasures page.
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I'm looking forward to visiting with you this week!