Spontaneity! That's what I've been missing! The urge to grab my camera and go; no destination in mind, just go. I didn't realize it has been so long since I spontaneously went on an adventure until I looked back over the last year of my pictures. Only three times did I go on an outing with no planning. I'm really shocked. I used to do that all the time.
So, you guessed it, early Monday morning I went on an adventure. I wasn't sure where I'd end up, but I did know water had to be involved. As I drove north I decided on Maumelle Park. It's a camping/picnicking area on the Arkansas River.
I arrived early. The park was quiet. As I wandered along the river bank I felt my shoulders relax and my breathing slow.
I stopped to exam wild plants and flowers.
The strangest thing I found at the water's edge were elephants made out of play-doh. I wondered who made them. Were they letting them swim in the river and forgot them?
After the walk it was time to just sit and soak in the beautiful day.
I did a little journaling, a little reading, and whole lot of looking through my binoculars.
I couldn't believe how fast my day passed. Way to soon it was time to pack up and head home.
I was rested. I was happy. I needed this day.