Ever heard someone say, “we drove through the mountains, and didn’t see anything?” That is usually code for we did not see a bear. Occasionally, I have been guilty of that statement.
Last week Robin was painting in Cades Cove with a group and I tagged along. The painters settled near the Lequire Cemetery so, for the next four hours, my mobility was limited to walking distance. I learned . . . again, that you should just slow down and enjoy where you are.
During that time, I photographed the cemetery, several mushrooms, a couple of bucks in velvet, a small stream and two bear cubs that wandered by. No need to race off to find the next photo spot, the subjects were right there.
Lesson heard. Next time you are out to enjoy the outdoors, relax and soak in what is around you. There is more than you might think; right where you are.
Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Phoenix Building at 418 South Gay Street where you can stop and see their work. Their website is www.ChristopherRobinArts.com. All works are copyright protected.