Since I have not been teaching school this summer I have tried to begin a habit of walking everyday. I could walk at the gym; and do if it's too hot or raining. However that is boring and I don't feel I'm getting anywhere. I am certainly not seeing my neighborhood up close and personal. Today I decided to do just that. I went armed with my camera with the plan being to take time to really look. Really see all the things I pass by each day. Before we go any further I have to confess. I have a thing for yard art. Not the ticky tacky plastic junk. I live in an older, more gentrified neighborhood but I learned today that many of my neighbors must have a sense of whimsy.
Isn't this just the cutest house? Not technically yard art, but if you look just above the porch there is a lizard.
I remember the rock group Iron Butterfly, but I don't think this one is singing "In a Gadda da Vida". Much more attractive anyway.
I love this little birdhouse with it's own flower pot of lantana.
And a porch hare
We don't often see many deer in these parts.
My favorite. Doesn't he look so noble, so protective?
Yes, I know, my furry friend is not really yard art....he just wanted his picture taken.
All this yard art is really about just being in the moment and being observant. I've walked by these things many times and have never seen them. I think I'll take myself and my camera for a walk again this week. How do you keep yourself in the moment?