Think Over

My childhood hadn’t always been sunshine and daisies, unicorns and rainbows.  I grew up with a strict Korean mom and for those of you who have read some posts before, you probably guessed it wasn’t easy growing up with a mom from a completely different culture than your peers.  Even then, I wouldn’t have changed a thing as all roads lead to where I am today.

There is a purpose to my rantings.  My choice of photo today is not so much the act of thinking, it’s more of a representation of a quiet place to do some serious thinking.  Away from people, heavy traffic (although I am very guilty of doing some very deep thinking while stuck in traffic, sometimes almost missing my darn exit), where you may hear the occasional dog bark, the tree limbs knocking together, and the honking of the geese flying around the lake.  Today there were seagulls flying in circles so close to where I was standing.  I had a hard time keeping focus on them when I took the pics.  I did manage to get one sharp one.

My quiet place is Accotink Park.  My stomping grounds.  It’s where my father taught me to cast and bait my own hook, we spent many an afternoon fishing by the dam under the train trellis.  My mother and I would walk the fitness trails and then take paddleboats out to the island.  They also had a putt-putt course that I kicked major tail in, but that’s long since been torn down.  Luckily, I am able to visit whenever I like, because it is footsteps from where I work.  It always brings out that bit of nostalgia every time.

Day 2.

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And some others:

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16 thoughts on “Think Over

  1. Your image for today’s prompt is simply beautiful. There are so many colors on the ground and the thought that entered my mind is Yes, I could think here. Serene.

    I also loved the other shots. Bird meetings crack me up.

    1. Thank you Sherri! It is one of my most favorite places. It’s just that one place you know better than anywhere else, you could navigate it blindfolded… The birds cracked me up too. I couldn’t tell if these were ducks all lined up or some sort of crane/heron? I didnt get a close look, but I thought it looked like they were getting ready to start a race! I couldn’t resist taking the shot 🙂

  2. The bench is beautiful but I love the shot of the seagull. I don’t know what it is about them, but they have always attracted me, they seem like such free spirits! (And I carefully ignore that they’re arrogant too and steal the bread from your hands).

    1. Thank you so very much! They attract me as well, usually because you see them mostly on the beach! It’s true, they are quite selfish 😉 but so beautiful to watch 🙂

  3. Such a gorgeous place to do some serious thinking! I think nature is the best calming and peaceful place for everyone to take their dreams, worries, or plans to!

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