Looking Around

29 Jul

I hear talk and read articles repeatedly lately about the importance of looking ahead, keeping your eye on the future, moving forward, etc. That can be good advice in some cases. However, I like to eat tasty food and take remarkable photos. For both photography and the harvesting of most of our foods, it’s important to look all around.

In photography, you may be concentrating on the gorgeous scene before your eyes and taking photos, but you might be startled by the beauty that lies behind you as well. If you are only looking forward, you miss the opportunity behind you.

In harvesting apples, one usually returns to each tree three times. Fruit on a tree ripens top down and outside in. If you only pick once, you’ll have ripe fruit, semi-ripe fruit, and not even remotely edible fruit. If you pick from the top and down the first time, you’ll get the most delicious fruit. If you go back to that tree and pick what remains on the outside, you’ll again enjoy delicious treats. Lastly, if you go back a third time, you will be able to pick what remains inside and know the fabulous taste of worthwhile labor.

Looking ahead is good, but looking all around is unequivocably delicious, and most photographers have documented proof.

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Posted by on July 29, 2013 in Uncategorized


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2 responses to “Looking Around

  1. doesitevenmatter3

    July 30, 2013 at 3:46 am

    I saw your comment on Granny’s (Ruth’s) site and wanted to stop by and say I LOVE your “name” Humor Happens! That makes me smile! 🙂
    What you said here about looking around is so true! I’ve heard sheep pretty much only pay attention to what is right in front of them…right under their nose…I’ve always tried to be a person who looks around instead. 🙂 When we do that, we often see such beauty…but, also, we often see someone we can help or encourage! 🙂
    Your apple tree photo is beautiful! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

    • Humor Happens

      July 30, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Thank you, doesitevenmatter3! It DOES matter, and your comment is appreciated. I thought Granny would have good friends. She commented on my blog a while back, and after looking at her photos, I started following her. I find her uplifting and good for the soul.

      It’s good to meet another “look around” person! I’m glad we don’t miss out on helping those who are walking the way with us because we’re too busy pointing our nose in only one direction.

      Have a great week, and hugs to you too.


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