My friend Brian is an old-school philosopher and he has a simple yet complicated way of looking at life as most philosophers do. It’s the nature of the beast.
Take a look at this e-mail Brian just sent me. (Yes, even philosophers know how to use computers.)
Now is a great opportunity to go out in the open space or a park and just sit under a tree in the morning or evening to just watch what is going on.
See who is picking up nesting material and where they are going with it. See how many nests are being built in the area. What kind of material are the birds using to build their different nests?
Since we are used to so much stimulation these days, it’s a little difficult for us to sit in one place for an extended period of time. Nature works at it’s own pace which we have trouble adjusting to.
This exercise in sitting and watching develops your skills in seeing things in more detail. As you acquire those skills it’s a gift you can carry with you wherever you go and it will add to the enjoyment of great vacations because you have taught yourself to see so much more.
I’m going to be sitting around with 1600 mm of lens and taking photos of what I see this weekend. (Brian, Walnut Creek, CA)
See what I mean? Be sure you pick the right tree. Mine is in my own backyard. You don’t have to go far to see great things. /Gary