Walking for Inspiration
Whenever I need some inspiration or just some time to think, I love to take walks. I go for a walk almost every day, sometimes twice a day. I usually walk around my neighborhood, which is beautiful, but I love to walk through wilder, more natural landscapes when I can.
I visit my family on the weekends and they live on a 20 acre ranch with horses, a stream, woods, and ponds. I woke up on Sunday to a gorgeous spring morning and took a walk around the property with my little Sony Cybershot. I got to listen to wild geese and ducks having conversations down by the ponds, muskrats swimming around in the water, and the night before I even saw about a half dozen deer in the fields and woods. I love having such a gorgeous place to walk.
I love the reflections in the water. I’ve painted water with reflections before, but I might have to do a bit more of it. Maybe I’ll do some painting on location this summer!
That’s Mount Timpanogas back there, and there are a few noisy geese in there if you look closely!
I finished up my walk at the stables to see my friend “Little B”. I don’t think his owner has given him an official name yet, but I call him Little B because his mama’s name is BeBe. He’s three weeks old and very friendly. Right before I took this, he was posed for a regal, manly portrait, but them the moment I hit the button my brother started a four wheeler somewhere and the sound startled Little B, so this is his scared face.
Walking is good for creativity and the more I do it, the more inspired and healthy I feel!