This week we were challenged to find the “(Extra)ordinary” in the ordinary. To consider “What’s mundane yet meaningful to you? What’s a beautiful everyday thing? Or, maybe you can capture an ordinary setting or common scene that has somehow transformed — with festive decor or a new coat of paint.”
To me, nature is always an extraordinary thing. And while I’m a sucker for a breathtaking landscape, I find nature to be at it’s most extraordinary when I take the time to look closely at the patterns it forms. At a glance, it’s sand on a beach. Look closer and the sand has formed veins. At a glance, it’s a bunch of trees. Look closer and the symmetry is amazing. At a glance, it’s shells on a beach. Look closer and see how the tide perfectly lined them up. At a glance, it’s clouds in the sky. Look closer and pick out all of the different shades of color involved. At a glance, it’s grass on a wet day. Look closer and see how the blades lay against each other. At a glance, it’s a body of water at sunset. Look closer to see the perfect wavelets formed by the wind.
I challenge you…go outside…find the extraordinary in the ordinary. It’s all around you.