Friday, January 9, 2015

A Moment of Common Enchantment...

   This photograph underscores the necessity of carrying some form of camera with you no matter where you are going or for what purpose.

   I was shopping with a dear friend and my mind was not on photography in the least little bit but something caught my eye as we walked by a little stream that flows under the road in the town center.

   The rapidly moving water was not frozen but along the edge there were strings of these exquisite frozen drops...like jewels on a necklace.  I simply had to stop and photograph them!

   This is the definition of what a moment of common enchantment is for me.  It is an instance where you are brought up suddenly by an unexpected sight.  I love the phrase, "...it caught my eye".  For truly, these tiny intrusions into our life catch us unaware.  We do well to stop and allow ourselves to be transfixed, even for a brief time.

  

3 comments:

foxysue said...

Magical moments of Happy Happenstance!

Patricia Turner said...

I love that phrase, "Happy Happenstance"! A perfect way to describe these moments Sue. Thank you!

Mary Rawl said...

I love your words..common enchantment..I have felt this many times as I feel my way toward a contemplative life with my photography. Many times something has "caught my eye"..even some frozen drops as in your photo. Sometimes I am just baffled that more people don't "see" these amazing little gifts that we are given. I am really enjoying your posts on contemplative photography. I have been studying with Kim Manley Ort for a year now and feel like a whole new world is opening for me!