A couple of weeks ago, I wrote the first Mindful Monday post, which you can check out here. The idea is discuss different ways of relaxing, how to take time out of our busy lives and to explore different forms of meditation. Seeing as spring is in the air, today’s post is all about getting outside…
Normally, I would advise against having any gadgets around you when being mindful or meditating however, you may find a camera useful – I used the camera on my phone. The idea this week is take a walk and look for signs of how nature is changing to reflect the season. I set myself the theme of ‘texture’ and decided I would take 5 pictures that were indicative of this. As I was looking for interesting textures, I also found myself noticing the beautiful juxtaposition between the fresh new shoots of growth and the old, seemingly dead growth from last year.
All these photos were taken within a 5 minute walk from my house – you neither have to walk far nor anywhere particularly interesting to get great shots. In fact, you may find some inspiration in your own garden!
If anyone else would like to take part in Mindful Mondays with me, I’ll be popping my photos onto my social media accounts. If you fancy joining in on Twitter or Instagram, just upload your photos, tag me @vintageguinea and #MindfulMonday. Oh and don’t worry if you can’t upload on a Monday, I’ll just be posting different topic ideas on a Monday but the theme will run all week!