Any time of year you’ll find me plodding along stream beds or the periphery of swamps,
hiking to vantage points for sunrise panoramas or birds.
With friends, I hunt light on forest floors—
where the visual timbre is tuned by forks of leaves and limbs.
Always I go with some sort of camera in hand.
Often it’s just an iPhone or, with punny love, an EYE-phone,
Also often, I hike with my little “I think I can, I think I can” Nikon,
which has just enough settings to make my snooty lenses happy.
And I’ve learned that no matter how mesmerizing the scene before me,
the one over my shoulder may be even richer.
Here’s what I mean:
Around a corner, a surprise:
This mare and her foal —newly sun-dried, umbilical cord dangling.
Click. Click. (iPhone at fuzzy dusk, through fences, but still . . . 😆)
Then I turned. Over my shoulder, this:
Try it, friends.
Click the baby, then turn, and catch the faces of those watching her.
Click a sunset, then turn for alpenglow.
Click the Nows and the Maybes.
Just passing through. . .
“For this world is not our permanent home…”
—Hebrews 13:14 NLT
Thanks for seeing life with me. So glad you’re here.
Watching Nature, Seeing Life: Through His Creation, God Speaks.
P.S. For more, drop me a note at Cheryl@CherylBostrom.com and I’ll send you letters now and then about progress on my latest book, personal life, and writerly musings not found online. Old-school correspondence, between you and me. Would love to hear from you.
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