What is happening to time? I’m astounded that it is late November and the Ho-Ho-Ho Season is upon us. This entire last year in fact, whizzed by so fast it feels like a dream. How did we get where we are already?
I’ve been sent into a scribble scrabble, as I attempt to think of “new and unique” to photograph. It’s not pretty white outside yet and just how many times can I photograph Nature in drab? That directly then leads me to dance a tango in the editing rooms to bring life to drab to bring pretty to you.
However, the last day I did go out shooting was the exception to drab. The sky was intensely azure blue and the radiant red leaves still clinging to the trees bedazzled my hungry eyes. Oh yes there was a lot of bare but between the sky blues and the bright leaves clinging to the trees (very unusual for this time of year!), I was transported [again] to another world.
That day at Chestnut Ridge Park, entirely immersed in the pristine Beauty and relishing pure sweet air, a group of people ahead of me evidently were smoking. I walked smack into a cloud of invisible but very evident cigarette smoke, choking to breathe. It was so bad I had to cover my mouth and nose with my forearm.
To smell this vile smell while out in a park riles me. Oh yes the law does say one can smoke in a park … equal rights and all that. But! If you are a smoker please be aware of those around you. I’m so allergic to cigarette smoke that I do go into asthma attacks. Thank goodness I did not that day.
With the increased crowds in this Ho-Ho-Ho Season, be considerate of those around you. Be kind. Extend courtesy. Show patience. Smile. If you do smoke, be aware of who is around you. Shall we all be generous towards our Sisters and Brothers in this Season of Rush? How about it?
*The leaves on the snow in these images are extremely unusual. In fact, leaves are still falling from these trees! I’ve lived in this part of the world most of my life and I’ve never seen this phenomenon.*
Photography/ “From Time To Smoke To Love/ Nov. 2018©AmyRose