being a photographer
helps me realize and appreciate
the beauty that surrounds us
in the landscape
i am always taking pictures in my mind,
even when I don't have my camera with me.
when i do have my camera,
i try to be present
and somehow capture the moment
without missing it.
sometimes it’s a challenge,
like the summer evening a few years ago
when i grew impatient with the sun
because i was waiting
for the perfect lighting
and it was taking too long to set.
looking through my camera’s view finder,
i’m reminded to slow down
and pay attention
to the extraordinary details
that are part of my