Saturday, June 8, 2013

I can't help it!

When my oldest daughter was around ten or so, I overheard her talking with one of her neighborhood friends about a hike we had been on. She was telling her about the waterfalls and other interesting things we saw, and concluded her account of our hike with, "It was a lot of fun except for Dad stopping to take a picture of every blade of grass." Ouch! Every blade of grass? Come on, I'm not that bad!

I'll admit, I do manage to find quite a few things to photograph when I'm out with my camera, and I usually have a camera with me when I'm out. I'll also admit it sometimes it causes consternation with the other family members when I stop to take pictures. The photo below is an example. I made this one as we were walking up to the Ramsey Center at Western Carolina University where Courtney's high school graduation took place. Who doesn't bring a camera to their kid's graduation? That's not why I got in trouble. My "crime" was stopping on the way in to take pictures of the building. I only stopped for a moment; it's not like we missed half the ceremony! But nobody does that, at least according to my oldest daughter Heather. My wife didn't say anything, but I'm sure I saw her roll her eyes.

Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, NC  -  2013
(Click on photo to enlarge.)

I can't help it. That corner of the building, the early evening sky, the reflection - they practically begged me to take a few snaps. And by the way, there are beautiful grounds surrounding the Ramsey Center. I somehow managed to avoid the temptation to take a picture of any those blades of grass, thank you.

1 comment:

  1. This cracked me up. I have a feeling my child will be saying the same thing to me as he grows up.