A little Friday Therapy


There are times a girl just has to grab her camera and hit the road..and that is exactly what i did yesterday.

I needed to get out and get some therapy and nature is my therapy.

I read and article our friend Brian’s Dad Terry had shared about nature and the health benefits..of course i know this ,but it was a good reminder that maybe now ,when i least felt like it, was a good time to get out and absorb some of that natural therapy.

So i headed to the Canola fields again, the skies were dark and gloomy which was perfect..i really wanted some action in the sky.

Of course as i drove, in total 179 kilometres, the sun came out..but like life itself the skies changed..at times bright blue ..really vivid blue with puffy white clouds,then they would come over grey or almost black.sun peeking through.

It was a perfect reminder that nothing stays static.And that change can bring good things to us also.

So i found several fields,some down badly pot holed roads..well really pot holes with some gravel road attached!

I love the sense of freedom that i can just drive..no real destination often following the skies or distant vistas.

I would pull my car over get out open the boot and out comes the step ladder..and the tripod and of course my dear friend the camera.

There i am 54 years old with a tripod over 6 foot high precariously perched outside a farm fence..a step ladder and up i go..what a sight!

Farmers drive past very rarely but the customary nod or wave and off they go.

The sun was so lovely when it came out..the breeze was warm and scented and almost like a summer evening..and the sights were glorious.

And so i sit or stand atop my ladder taking pictures of the things that make my heart skip a little beat..the things that fill my eyes with joy and my body with energy..these are the gifts we get that cost nothing and give so much..a farmers back breaking work provides me the therapy i need.

Before i leave you to hopefully feel some therapy from these images i want to say thankyou for the wonderful feedback from my little venture i am starting.

Monday i shall be mailing the card sets to the winners..and soon i hope to have the finalised details of what i am planning..

As always please enjoy my day out with me..the bonus is your butt will not get numb from all the driving i did !

Loves Fozziemum

I love the different contrasts here

I love the different contrasts here

Crouching down to see what i could see

Crouching down to see what i could see

You know me and lone trees

You know me and lone trees

Neatly lined up

Neatly lined up

Clouds coming in

Clouds coming in

Skies changing moods

Skies changing moods

Taking over the shot

Taking over the shot

Views to sooth the soul

Views to sooth the soul

Again contrasts make views interesting

Again contrasts make views interesting

Heading to where..i was winging it

Heading to where..i was winging it

Rust and gold

Rust and gold

I hardly touched this is processing..amazing colour

I hardly touched this is processing..amazing colour

I know this is technically weird but love this anyway

I know this is technically weird but love this anyway

Expanse

Expanse

Like a painting

Like a painting

Lovely

Lovely

What the field is all about precious Canola

What the field is all about precious Canola

Then white..not Canola but just as glorious

Then white..not Canola but just as glorious

Fields of beauty everywhere

Fields of beauty everywhere

Those skies ever changing

Those skies ever changing

Close up of the white field flowers most likely fodder

Close up of the white field flowers most likely fodder

Farm gates cannot keep the beauty from escaping

Farm gates cannot keep the beauty from escaping

Tracks through the crops

Tracks through the crops

The trees look very ominous against the vivid crops

The trees look very ominous against the vivid crops

Such a lovely sight

Such a lovely sight

I made a Uturn so i could take this shot.i was so happy to see these sweet lambs

I made a Uturn so i could take this shot.i was so happy to see these sweet lambs

60 thoughts on “A little Friday Therapy

  1. Wow, those are such great pictures. It is fun to see someone make art out of real pictures and not doctoring them at all. My favorite thing to do is to go out and take pictures. I haven’t tried scenery yet but it might be fun. Of course my favorite picture is the little baby sheepies. Good job

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    • Marg thankyou so much..a little tweaking is usually done for exposure etc..i try not to go nuts unless it is for a more arty approach..sometimes going over the top is fun..i really pull right back and leave wildlife, as much as i can apart from corrections,very true to what i see..scenery is great fun..it means you are out and absorbing that lovely nature..and of course i had to turn around when i saw those lambs..i simply adore new life and there is not much cuter πŸ™‚ Hugs Bev xx

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    • Caren i agree..it is glorious..and i do not really mind the drive to see it..well worth the numb butt! it was exactly what i needed and all that cheery yellow makes it hard not to feel alive and lucky to be so πŸ™‚ Loves Bev xx

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  2. WOW! That is what I say every time I look at one of your photos. The colors are so vivid and beautiful. I feel like everything else is in black and white after seeing these.

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    • Ellen what a wonderful compliment! i felt the same..everything felt a little monochromatic as i drove home! i loved this time out and knew it would make some beautiful images to help keep me feeling energised..we are truly blessed in our land Down under ..loves and hugs Bev xxxx

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    • Thankyou so much Layla ..i imagine you do miss it..i have been so busy and just had to force myself to stop and get out and smell the canola! i am so glad i did it has boosted me and i hope the gold and cheery landscapes help put a little spring colour into peoples days πŸ™‚ Hugs Bev xx

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    • Jean thankyou so much..yes i do like how i stand in the middle of country roads and try and work out which way to go πŸ™‚ i always seem to choose the road less travelled..for a reason πŸ™‚ hahahaha Bev xxx

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    • M.K thankyou πŸ™‚ this time of year poor farmers get converged in my photographers πŸ™‚ you can see why..such stunnig fields make for some dramatic images but the feeling of sitting in the sun and shooting them is the best part πŸ™‚ Loves Bev xx

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  3. Nature sure is the best therapy ever Bev and these are stunning shots! Those beautiful yellow flowers against the green and those clouds! I love those clouds! I will stay there forever. It looks like paradise. πŸ˜€ β™₯

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    • Thankyou Fred yes it is canola…all the crops are flourishing πŸ™‚ and i think i saw soybean as well…indeed it is pressed for oil and a very healthy season by the looks of it πŸ™‚ Loves Fozziemum xx

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    • Hahaaha Pix thankyou πŸ™‚ yes i was almost blinded by the end of the day..so bright! and then the news reporter ..she came on to do the news that night and her jacket was the same colour..yikes! you do realise yellow increase intelect and is used for learning πŸ˜‰ Loves Bev xxx

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    • Thankyou sweeties so much..yes i was tempted to jump the fence and lie down..but i decide best πŸ™‚ a lovely day to sit and see the nice things in the world πŸ™‚ Loves Fozziemum xxxx

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  4. The colors are so amazing there!!! The endless yellow with the backdrop of blue sky and clouds leaves me speechless! πŸ™‚
    My sister and I took my two girls and headed out for a hike yesterday to enjoy some of that nature as well. I took my new camera, which I haven’t had a lot of time to play with yet, and tried to get some good shots, but when my girls go on a hike they don’t want to stop for anything…LOL!

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    • Hahaha..i have given up trying to do anything if i have the dogs with me…it becomes a lead festival of tangling and tripping hahaha πŸ™‚ we do have some amazing skies here and the contrast is stunning..very nice day indeed! Loves Bev xxx

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