Report From PIA – November 2
This morning I took photos of the dry garden. The Aster Raydon’s Favorite, that I got from North Creek Nurseries, is looking luminous, and even the small, variegated yucca plants are coming into their own. When I downloaded the pictures, however, they just don’t capture what I saw.
Recently, there have been other photos that don’t measure up to the actual experience. I love the evening sky in winter, often wondering why I haven’t had a traffic accident at that time of day…my eyes so frequently stray to a sunset’s breathtaking colors. Last week I was drawn outdoors several times to take photographs of the sky, but once again the pictures don’t portray the experience.
We often try to grab hold of something wonderful and pin it down, so that it can be savored once again. But the words that we write, or the photographs we take, are often a poor remembrance of the actual experience.
There are some things in life that are best when appreciated completely, and totally, in the moment.