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Backyard Travel

May 18, 2009

Recipe for Finding pleasure and beauty in your own backyard

Ingredients:

  • Creativity fortified with excitement
  • Your eyes (and a camera is nice, too)
  • A spot close by that feels alive and beautiful to you

Directions:

Pick a time when you really, really want to take a trip but for some reason or another, aren’t able to.  Decide to make the best of the situation and look at your backyard, your neighborhood, your town, with new eyes.

Grab your eyes (I keep mine in a contact lens case on the bathroom sink), your creativity, and a camera or other way to document the beauty that surrounds you, even close to home.

Now go crazy! Find something that inspires you and makes you feel alive! Drink it in (unless it’s poisonous), experience the moment, and capture it for later, either in your mind, on paper, or in your camera.

Check out the beauty that is less than five minutes from my house, I guarantee it will make you feel good!

Beautiful roses

Beautiful roses

Yellow flowers spilling over a stone wall

Yellow flowers spilling over a stone wall

Ivy on a stone wall

Ivy on a stone wall

Mmm, pretty roses

Mmm, pretty roses

More beauty

More beauty

Purple petals

Purple petals

Don’t you feel good now?  Go find some beauty in your own backyard, too!

Be Joyful!

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