Sunday, August 25, 2013

Nothing Happened

Occoquan, VA

A “beautiful day”
Nothing happened
And nothing was going to happen
The wind shook leaves
That did not fall
The moored boat did not sail
& the rain fell
On casual grass
Everything was full
Including the empty glass.
~Maureen N. McLane

I love these words by Maureen McLane...some of my most beautiful days are definitely those where nothing happens. The older I get, the more I understand it's truly the simple things that make me happy. I'm linking up today with Kathy's Song-ography and her prompt for this week is "The Summer Wind". I took this photo in Occoquan, VA on a beautiful day when nothing happened but me and my camera, walking through a quaint town, taking notice of little nothings. When looked at through a camera lens, boring nothings can become pretty somethings. I like how that works.

Thank you for stopping by!

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous shot I love how the sun is shinning through.

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  2. Simply Delightful. I love those "nothing" moments like this that as you said can be turned into pretty something's through your camera lens.

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  3. Love how you captured the sun at the end of a shaded pathway, under the canopy of the tree foliage. The tones in the photo are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on Song-ography this week :)

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  4. Those Words say so much - I love these days as well! A beautiful Picture ... Inviting one to walk along the bridge ... a dreamy and peaceful atmosphere!

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  5. That lighting is just magical!!

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  6. Beautiful and such lovely words....

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  7. and that is the magic of having a camera - boring nothings have all the potential of becoming beautiful somethings. You have gorgeous light in this shot - and such interesting depth.

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  8. lovely, lovely, I can feel the peacefulness.

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  9. This is AMAZING. First of all - adore the photo. And that quote! Going in the hand written journal!! It's one of those I wish I'd written....and me too, on the getting older and deeply appreciating the quiet...the small things!

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  10. Beautiful capture of summer light

    mollyxxx

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  11. Simple things that make me happy...you are so right! Just looking at the sun or sitting at a beach! The best things in life are for free. Will look up Maureen McLane now - thanks!

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  12. i agree...i always say that a good day is a day when nothing happens. Looks like you had a great day with you and your camera!

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  13. Wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing that. Kind of reminds me of my Labor Day. I did nothing much at all. And it was wonderful.

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