“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” ~ Mother Teresa
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I love to connect with my world. With a park-like setting literally one step away from my living quarters, it is easy to take daily walks in nature — with nature. This weekend, though, we enjoyed watching birds from the comfort of the breakfast room, while the temps hovered in the 40’s and the wind whipped the trees. Scott is now a fantastic birder. He quickly and accurately identified two more beauties for our life list, now frequent visitors to the back patio: Yellow-throated and Orange-crowned Warblers. In the course of one morning, he counted more than 20 species from the inside.
Sometimes we find things that don’t necessarily bring us joy, like the Eastern Bluebird by the creek. Small, perfect and beautiful, if dead, it was difficult to determine his demise. We rejoiced in his life anyway; it was no doubt as fantastic and his plumage was blue.
A 2.0x Zuiko converter lens lets me get just a bit closer to those things that bring me joy. I’m still getting used to the weight of this extra length on the camera body, and it’s not the best of tools for the flitty little guys on the back porch. I’m not ready to give up the 7-yr-old Olympus 18-180mm lens just yet. The E-volt and I are bosom buddies, you might say.
From bees’ wings to bird wings, tree wings to eyelash wings, beauty lies is in the details.
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What is your favorite small thing?