As a kid I was always told to look up
watch your step
don't look down or you'll trip and fall
grownups say the stupidest things
often what was on the ground was more interesting than then the surroundings!
forever an expert at avoiding the cracks in the pavement
skipping or jumping over them
There are all kinds of cool stuff on the ground
bugs, bottle caps, rocks, feathers
not to mention money
money to buy a piece of candy at the kiosk
these days I find dimes on the ground
aware that dad drops a few from heaven
so that I know he's watching me
Reading Pippi Longstockings as a child and to my kids
a particular chapter I loved- when Pippi taught Annika and Tommy to become a "thing finders"
when out with my kids and the distance became to long for their short little legs
I challenged them to become "thing finders"
which turned the whole walk into something fun
scouring for treasures
These days I do it for myself especially when my camera takes me for a walk
Montana is still really grey makes the surroundings rather bland
so I look I down.
On my walk I found rocks displayed into interesting designs
compliments of mother nature
Lichen, delicate yet rugged
the perfect balance
the lime blends so beautiful with the greens and teal-
I get inspired to knit a sweater when I see the colors and texture it offers
contrasting with pretty whites and pinks of the birch tree
Lilly’s soft cream colored tail against the brown pebbles and the debris
The pitter patter of rain drops on the asphalt – also a secret favorite smell of mine
I found a spot where fairies live in the “Moss Woods"
snuck up on one or two as they were gathering some fire wood
my last shot do you see what happened?
A Viking split a stone in two while in fierce battle
..it's all true.
look down you might see some magic too