Today, as the day was headed toward its daylight midpoint and various tasks had already fallen away, I thought to go out with my camera to see, to shoot. It was a slightly overcast day but with streaks of solid sunlight. That can be a challenge but it's certainly not insurmountable - you simply need to know what you are looking for and act quickly. Those two things don't always conincide, at least in me, but as ever, it's worth a try.
As I walked down the stairs, I thought, I would like, this time, to capture something I've not seen before or not seen in that way before. Lately, my shots have felt a bit like "Marco's greatest hits" rather than working on new ground. So that was my thought, although I did try to keep it as a suggestion, an intention, rather than some more urgent command.
I walked and looked and looked and walked, around Wards Pond. It's a lovely, cool day and the reward of being outside was sufficient. Good thing, because nothing came - or rather nothing distinctly new came. And I've gotten OK with that. I suppose it's about the intention. I know for sure that there ARE new things and new ways of seeing out there. But I also know that I can't legislate when they arrive; all I can do is go out there and be ready.
And I did that, for which I am grateful. (And by the way, this image, which I really like, came from a different outing!)