Sunday, July 11, 2010

Let Me Be Frank

This blog post was inspired by Frank of Frank for a Moment. He is super awesome and he always reminds me to appreciate the seemingly insignificant moments in life that leave deep impressions if we only care to look for them.

Just at the edge of our city is a "park" of sorts called Hiawatha. There are trails for hiking, a beautiful waterfall, a small lake, a playground, and a gorgeous forest (though the forest encompasses most of the city anyway). Catherine had never been to Hiawatha when there wasn't snow on the ground, so she, Pat, Casey, and I piled into her car and drove over there. I was a bit sceptical about the outing at first. Not only did I not have my own camera, but today was very warm and I don't deal well with heat. Pat solved the camera problem by lending me his. There was no remedy for the heat aside from any shadows you could find beneath the trees.

I love photography. Going out with my camera can fix almost any bad mood. However, I'd been to Hiawatha with my camera before, and I didn't feel like my photos had been all that remarkable. I suppose I was thinking that there wasn't much point climbing the mountain if I was only going to come away with mediocre shots. Thank god Catherine and Casey convinced me to continue climbing, even when my flip-flops began to get in the way of walking like a normal person. Most of the photos I took today were nice, but forgettable. That all changed when we got to the top.

At the top of the waterfall, there's a bridge that crosses to the other side of the river. If you're so inclined, you can easily walk down to the water behind the bridge and stick your feet in (or whatever floats your flip-flops). I suppose that what made all the difference was Pat's super fancy camera. I got some of the most amazing macro shots I've ever taken, and I am extremely proud of them. As soon as I get them from Pat I'll post a few. I loved one of the photos so much that I think I'm going to get it printed and display it at the August art show I'm participating in.

I've used a lot of words, but the point I'm mostly trying to make is that today was a really good day. It was very busy and tiring. And very, very good.


  1. /hugs! Lovely post. :) I haven't been to Hiawatha at all this summer. Maybe I'll take a gander when I am ready.

  2. If you want company, let me know! =) And thanks *Hugs*