Covid-19 Lockdowns - Part 2: Finding Beauty Everywhere

September 21, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

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It kind of feels like life has gone back to normal...kind of...maybe in a strange new normal way. We can go out again, a lot of us can work again, kids sports are back on, our favourite non-essential shops and services are re-opening (I was super excited when my nail tech announced she was re-opening), we can catch up for a meal with friends, or even go on a little holiday (within the same state).

But in this strange new world we have to sign in everywhere, wear masks to the doctor, we have to explain we are not sick to enter certain places, wait outside the shop if there are too many people inside already. Waiting rooms and mums chatting a school pick-up are a thing of the past.

While all these changes are scary, because we have so much uncertainty ahead, I think we can all try to find some positive in every not-so-positive situation. 

Now it feels as though we are out of the worst of the pandemic, we can reflect on such a strange and unique time, unlike any of us have ever experienced before. 

Something that changed during the lockdowns was my photography, I couldn't travel to my usual spots to take photos, and I definitely could not photograph people who weren't my household members, so at first I was more than a little sad as I'm sure a lot of people were about all the things were restricted from doing.

I decided to look at things differently and find something positive about being stuck at or close to home and found it gave me a creative challenge, rather than making me feel unmotivated. If the kids wanted to come for a walk with me, I would take my camera and make it my mission to take beautiful photos!

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The area I live in is not exactly picture perfect but there are small pockets of beauty everywhere if you look hard enough. 

What was once a patch of weeds next to a walkway, became a beautiful field. 

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A small walkway can become a perfect tree lined path.

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A tree overhanging a fence can look like a secret garden.

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A group of trees or bushes can make the perfect backdrop when the light is right.

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And Autumn colours are always amazing!

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