Thursday, June 11, 2015

Capturing the good stuff. The everyday stuff.

The only glory most of us have to hope for is
the glory of being normal.
           Katherine Fullerton Gerould


My life has been busy lately. The haying season has not even begun. That season will only mean that things are going to be even busier for me very soon.

 I am honestly looking forward to that. Normal everyday moments that I had forgotten, I am sure you know what that means in your own world. I like the sound of that “Normal” thing. However, I can look back and see all those normal moments, and that may be my problem.


With all that running from whatever I had been running from thing, it has left me with a bit of a dilemma. Those adventures, combined with my ordinary life moments and obsessively captured as to never forget, have become my mountain to climb.  Oh yes no matter how busy life may become, there are things that should never be missed. This, I have always believed, and I rarely do miss anything. Capture the moment has been my goal in life.


I have always tried to hold tight to all those beautiful moments that the world has bestowed on me and for that matter, every one of us. I have no idea why, but it has been a obsession of mine ever since I bought my first camera. The invention of the digital camera has certainly kicked that obsession into high gear.


If there was a “Digital camera shutter button Anonymous”, I would be at those meetings. Eating donuts, drinking coffee and wishing I could pull out the camera with the new memory card, and capture the moment. The hoarding of memory cards has become something big in my life. I cannot believe I just admitted that to all of you. I guess that is the first step to my recovery.


What is it about my life and those normal everyday things that I am so afraid of not capturing that keeps me snapping away? Is it the fear of forgetting? Am I the only one?

Normal everyday moments captured forever…….now what?

Joining Theresa at The Run *A* Round Ranch Report today. Check it out. Click on Photo.




Later

81 comments:

  1. I think once you love photography you tend to want to capture everything adn yes for me it is a good memory guide for later on. Love the bird shot.

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    1. I think it is the best way to preserve that which we will want and maybe need later. Thank you Margaret.

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  2. Wonderful post. I enjoy the digital cameras so much and so easy to delete bad images. I like to capture everything I see too, images are great memory keepers. Love the moon shots and the pretty Robin. Great photos and fence shot. Have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you Eileen deleting is hard for me sometimes but it is a very good feature to have.

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  3. you're not the only one...we are all cut from the same cloth and value the important things. we realize that it is the little things that really are the big things. you know it in your heart!!!!

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    1. "Cut from the same cloth" Oh I love that Debbie HUG B

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  4. Good Morning B. You already know how hooked I am when it comes to taking pictures every single day. Seldom do I go under 50. I store them on Picasa Web Albums and an external hard drive. I used to put them on disks...thousands and thousands. Can't believe I did that. Since my posts are in the form of a Journal, I can look up what I have done since 2008 and it's fun to remember all those days.

    Some farmers down here got hay in before the 1st of June. Now everything is drenched. I am waiting for second cutting grass.

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    1. Oh I know you are as hooked as I Lori and we are capturing history right?:) Too wet for hay here yet. I can wait though.

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  5. Keep clicking. Photography is a wonderful way to capture the things we see and want to remember how they looked at that particular time...Hugs M xox

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    1. I know you love your camera too M and I have no intention of giving it up....well unless it begins to fill my house not a jar:)

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  6. love your moon shots and your 'hop on the train to escape' shot. :) thanks for linking in, my dear!

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    1. "Hop on the train to escape shot" I like that Tex. :)

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    1. Thank you Stephanie she was a beauty and sitting at my window watching makes it perfect.

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  8. Beautiful shots! And I think many of us start to view everything through a frame, even when our cameras are not along. :-)

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    1. Funny you say that I always look through the lens even when it is not there:) I guess I am not alone.

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  9. Hope you are printing out some of those lovely and interesting shots. And maybe framing them so that your ancestors can love them, too. I still am afraid that Memory Cards and maybe even computers will become obsolete and be replaced. Save something you can touch for the future! Don't lose it! Hugs as always, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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    1. I have printed some but wish I could print them all. There are a lot of them floating around as gifts. Thanks Linda for the great advice.

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  10. Those are the sweetest memories.

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  11. Taking photographs of things you want to remember is very justified as we are all so busy now a day that we all forget. The power of a photograph to make us recall the past is a great tool. For me I'm always so busy everyday, (it's my nature) that I have no concept of time. Years feels like a few months and the older grandkids suddenly grew overnight and are now adults.

    Yea for digital camera.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Oh I am sure you are busy Yea for Grandkids and digital cameras:)

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  12. Happy Thursday, Buttons! I've fears that I don't take enough pictures of moments that are not to be missed. Sending hugs! xo Nellie

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    1. That is OK Nellie everyone has a camera phone now there are not too many missed moments in this world today. HUG

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  13. I am a photo taker hoarder too...good to have friends that feel the same way:)

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    1. Oh I am so happy to have like minded hoarder friends:):) At least they are small right?

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  14. Capturing everyday moments is so much fun and you are doing an awesome job at it. I enjoyed your lovely photos here today.

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    1. Thank you Ida i enjoyed your fence wall as well.

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  15. Absolutely love that you captured that amazing moon girl ! .. I missed out entirely .. BIG sigh !
    When I am sick I think obsessively about normal moments and hope so badly to get back to them ...
    I just want normal now ...
    Take care !
    Joy : )

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    1. Hope your "normal" comes soon Joy. Hugs

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  16. Nothing wrong with capturing as much as you can, Buttons! :) If only our parents would've had digital cameras, huh? I love that picture of the moon. I've never been able to get one anywhere close to that good!

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    1. Wow can you imagine how thick our history books and photo albums would be. That would have been perfect. We would know a lot more now and understand what our families went through.

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  17. Fabulous moon shots!
    I too take MANY pictures of everyday things. I have always been an avid photographer, but my photo taking escalates when the MS gets bad. I want normal, I hate being "sick". I think I snap a lot of everyday stuff because I have learned that everything in life is precious and beautiful.

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    1. Oh Karen I wish you were not sick either it makes me sad and angry that there are so many silent sufferers. Keep taking your beautiful photos it helps others and makes them happy and you too. HUGS B

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  18. Gorgeous moon shots!

    What's wrong with wanting to capture the moment, keeping it close? Not a darn thing.

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  19. I love that quote! There's nothing wrong with normal. However, if you do start a Shutter's Anonymous, let me know. I could use some support in that regard.

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    1. There does seem to be a lot of us willing to join. Normal is as normal does I always say..

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  20. My name is Janet and I am a digital camera shutter buttonaholic. May I have the seat beside you and share those donuts (after surreptitiously taking a photo of them with my phone?) I have crashed both a computer and an external drive with my addiction...(apparently 70,000 photos is a problem)

    also...Stunning shots of the moon, m'dear!!

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    1. Yes you may Janet and looks like we are going to need a big venue. We are not alone:) Maybe Tim Horton's will bring the donuts i would love to get a shot of that.....oops drat I need help.

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  21. Soooo not alone.
    I use 'normal people can' as a whip to beat myself up for the things I cannot achieve. And try, very hard, to capture, store and cherish moments of 'normal' magic. And beauty. A shelter and a talisman against the dark days...

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    1. "A shelter and a talisman against the dark days". OH I LOVE that line and so very very true. Normal I like normal whatever means to whomever it is:)

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  22. I always have a camera with me in my purse so as not to miss anything! ;-)

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  23. You are right!! I have so many photos that I don't even look at them very often anymore - I take photos of pretty, impersonal things and spend all of my time looking at the imperfect shots taken in my youth!

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    1. I am happy to know I will be able to look at all these photos long into the future or at the very least my children will be able to see where and what I have seen..

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  24. The key word is normal. It's normal for you but maybe not normal for the next person. Enjoy life.

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    1. I do enjoy life Red and I know you do too.:)

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  25. It is just how I save memories and preserving the landscape as it once was. I think we all need those memories.

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    1. I think so too Michelle we think alike in that case.

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  26. B,

    Documenting through the eye of the lens of life and nature as we know it.

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  27. Hello and thank you for your sweet visit and comments, I have enjoyed your photos and though I am late getting started, I am realising more and more how important it is to capture those everyday moments and hold on to the beautiful everyday with my camera!
    Love those moon shots and the cute bird!
    Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you Christine. Keep snapping when you look back you will be amazed at what you have forgotten.

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  28. We could go to those meetings together, for sure!!!

    Beautiful images. Love the conversation and your thoughts you shared.

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    2. I think I will save you a seat it looks like it is going to be a full house:) Thank you.

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  29. I love your moon shots-beautiful :)

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  30. Grace I know you are busy, but are you on Instagram? You are capturing life, making memories, sharing your world... those of us who live in these beautiful places are blessed. Taking shots, writing blog posts, that's our way of celebrating the joy in the ordinary...the moments, and acknowledging the true beauty in the ordinary everyday life that we lead.

    When they start to hold those meetings, count me in...I've just got to wipe the doughnut sugar off of my camera for a sec....now where did I put that extra camera card?

    Jen

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    1. I have never even looked at Instagram, I am not sure why. Donuts and cameras should be fun:)

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  31. A full and happy life. You are living it, dear. *hugs*

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    1. Thank you bon bon yes I am a lucky girl. Hug

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  32. The moon through the branch shots are lovely. As is your robin!
    ~

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  33. I am with you in your addiction to capturing normal.....normal is changing too fast for me and I long to be able to look at what was normal, then when it becomes lost in the rapid change of this world I can dig out an Sd card and wallow in the normal.
    Your captured moments are spectacular!

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    1. Wallowing in Normal, sounds like my kind of thing too. Snap away:)

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  34. Digital Camera Anonymous might be my answer as well . . .
    Loved the Robin, the Moon pictures are exceptional . . .
    Please introduce yourself at the meeting . . .
    Until.

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    1. I will introduce myself for sure. It is going to be so much fun meeting all the famous photographers I have known and admired in Blogland.:)

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  35. God forbid that you should be "normal" when you are, in fact, extraordinary! As for haying, time will come, and the girls will eat well all winter — with or without their hats.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Oh Bear you flatter me:) Haying is coming quick and Bossy2 does need a hat upgrade for sure.

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  36. Lovely photos-- I love random photos that display life and loves..... If only we could carry around a magical camera to capture all the wonderful moments that are sewn together to create our days...

    I appreciate your visit so very much...
    Xoxoxo
    Vicki

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    1. Vicki I am so inspired by you and all you do. Reading Thistle Cove Farm's blog and hearing how you helped Sandra was who I believed you to be. An angel. Thank you. Hug

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  37. Ah the Digital Camera has brought us all to our collective knees. I feel naked if I leave the house without mine. What kind of a deal is that?
    We have to capture all the 'moments' so we can share and share again. Keeping it all in our heads doesn't compare.
    Good luck at haying time. It is going on here ow and the weather has been fabulous.
    MB

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    1. I am happy to hear your weather is fabulous, the rain is holding us off as of late. Keep snapping:)

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  38. I feel the same way but you say it so much more eloquently!

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  39. Haying time is frantic but this year it may be a blessing for you. Be sure to keep that camera close by!

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  40. nice fence and great image of the moon :)

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  41. Just enjoy it and quit questioning yourself. You are ALRIGHT!

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  42. Photos are the pilot light of memory. I agree with Linda. Digital photos will disappear in the future as storage devices keep changing. Already CD's are no longer used so what good are they to our future families. We still need to make hard copies of our memories and everyday, normal things. Love your moon shots and thoughts.

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