Turtle Steps Toward My Ideal Day

If I were to design my ideal day, it would be combining all of my favorite things as follows. I would wake up to the sound of waves crashing as sunlight filtered through my window and the smell of fresh brewed coffee teased my nose. My dog, Tucker, would nuzzle my hand that it's time to start the day and my husband would be in the kitchen fixing breakfast. We would leisurely eat and discuss our upcoming trip, because of course we would be globe trotting every other week.

Finding Beauty in the Unexpected

This morning I had taken out my Nikon D7100 (DSLR) to take some photos of a giant spider who had made a two foot diameter web on our doorstep. It was not my usual subject of photos, but it took me by such surprise that I wanted to capture it. Then it hit me, what if I set out to find beauty in things that I don't normally find interesting enough to photograph?