Asheville was particularly beautiful yesterday. I am not sure if it was because we went later in the day and the lighting was different…or because we got there after the parade crowd had dispersed and all was more calm. Anyway, this on of my favorite shots that I took. After looking at it more carefully later, I realized this picture speaks volumes about how I feel. There is so much I want to do before I die. Everyday is a gift. Get up and use it the best you can.
Young woman writes in chalk on large public chalkboard what she wants to do “Before she dies” as onlookers watch. Asheville, NC. Photo by Becky Bishop
Because I love photographing people as much as nature, I am going to start adding them into my blog. I find being brave enough to take their picture or ask if I can, can be quite a challenge…especially for a shy person like myself. My goal is to overcome this…to a certain extent anyway.
I hope you are touched by their light as well.😊
I took this picture up in Asheville, NC.
I am learning “manual” mode on my camera while my very patient husband waits in the background usually holding whatever it is that I can’t!
Today was different though and I can’t help sharing.
While I was snapping pictures of these musicians, he was putting $ in their bag or box out in front of them. I loved it!
We were suddenly a team in a new way!
He had thought it rude to take their picture and not give something back. He was right. We learned a lot from the experience. We watched how little actions are contagious and everyone has a song. No matter who you are.
Ps…We are going to keep more $-bills on hand from now on! 💗
Lake photo at Carl Sandburgs… by Becky
Bent Creek Forest~ Asheville, NC (Photography by Becky :))
Let me sit with you
by the waters edge forever,
on the cool stones or the fallen wood
Like the time a small dog came up
and I thought it was a snake
I scared you so, as I trampled across you
to get away
We laughed and laughed…
I sat on your legs from then on,
strong & supportive
like everything else about you.
You are my whispering love
who I share everything with.