When I look back on my life there, there are a few regrets that consume me. The greatest burden from my past is the lack of reading during my youth. When I was a young fool, instead of grabbing a book to entertain my mind, I chose the lazy approach and hopped in front of the television. While I loved the shows from my youth (especially the Saturday morning cartoons), at this point in my life, I wish books held more sway over me in my youth. Unfortunately, that desire for quick and easy entertainment also curtailed my mind from finding beauty looming over me. Despite my ever dwindling availability, sometimes I’m capable of carving out some time to find beauty in the same neighborhood that I grew up in. If you see any images here that aren’t available on Natural Desygns or SM Desygns reach out to me through the Etsy store and I’ll add the image to the correct store. In the meantime, click any of the images to head over to DeviantArt to get a better look.
As I continue exploring the world around me, I return to places that I’m familiar with. A few weeks back, I meandered through Tackett’s Mill with my camera. For most of my life, (the part I can remember) I never explored the shopping center past its Safeway. However, when you venture down to the lower level of the outdoor strip, you’ll find a pond. And this sight, with its varied texture, called out to me.
In the middle of the pond behind Tackett’s Mill, you’ll find a fountain. The spurting tendrils create a wonderful capstone for this beautiful slice of nature.
As I widened the camera’s view, more of the pond’s features flooded into the viewfinder. Separating the grass from the water is a collection of rocks laid out in rough rows. Besides the pond’s rim, surrounding trees, and majestic fountain, the row of signs adds a touch or order to the bridled chaos.