This is part of a blogging circle consisting of women around the globe blogging today with the common theme of “how to”.
“In any field, find the strangest thing and then explore it.”
― John Archibald Wheeler
It was a perfect day to explore. When I took a walk in a different neighborhood, below is what I found.
I have driven by this mural hundreds of times. I had never gotten out of my car and really looked at it. Called Native Waters, this mural is 343 feet long. The left side of the river shows rivers flowing to the Gulf of Mexico (the Chattahoochee, Flint and Apalachicola). On the right are the rivers flowing from Atlanta to the Atlantic Ocean (the Oconee, Ocmulgee and Altamaha). The center of the mural represents the communities of Lake Claire, Candler Park, Edgewood and Kirkwood, the nearby communities on the Eastern Subcontinental Divide (which runs east and west)- which is the site of the mural.
I never would have known this had I not gotten out of my car and walked under a railroad trestle.
What did I learn? There is so much to see and so much to experience so close to home! And, don’t laugh, but it is important to keep a camera with you to record anything you might find when you either choose to travel a different route or choose to get out and walk in a different neighborhood.
What is close to you that you have been wanting to explore?
This is part of a blog circle, so click here to read my friend Amy Riddle’s blog about her time to blossom!
It was lovely to read your post about exploring. What struck me is the concept that we can explore close to home. We don’t have to get a passport and board a jumbo jet, heading off to a different country (although that’s fun, too). Sometimes, we can find the exotic and unexpected outside our own front doors.
Thank you for that reminder. Really has struck me today. 🙂
I love the idea of exploring around our own neighborhood and actually taking the time to see…really see all the beauty that surrounds us. Thank you for inspiring me! This weekend, I will plan to take my camera and explore some of my own surroundings.
This was great, Vickie! We so often are blind to what is all around us. One of my most favorite quotes is from Marcel Proust, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” I often repeat that to myself when I am in a place that I have photographed before.
Thanks for taking us along with you! Getting out and ‘discovering’ close to home is part of what inspired one of my blogs… http://anozarksjournal.blogspot.com I’m learning a lot about where I live, the people who share their community with me and about it’s rich history. Creative Blessings!
Thank you all for stopping by – and I really love the quote by Proust you shared Gail
Love this post Vickie. Atlanta has some great murals from what I can see, but i suspect it was the eye of this artist “you” that captured their magic. I am now goingvto do an artist date of exploring my neighborhood. Great idea. let’s see what happens and what I find! Hugs 🙂