Adventures in Rural Georgia

So….life’s been a bit hectic what with the new job and moving clear across the country. I started going a bit stir crazy with my creative side untapped. It had been a while since I had picked up the camera…like 6 months (wow! Time goes fast). I was a little nervous and gun-shy (there’s a vulnerability in showing the world your perspective), but the beauty of spring in rural Georgia kept calling to me. Every day, I saw more life coming to the fields, the trees, the vines. It got to the point where I couldn’t deny it any more. I grabbed my camera and tentatively put my eye up to the view finder…and remembered why I love photography so much!

These shots were taken over a couple of days. The first day, I rushed while on my lunch break and being eaten alive by mosquitoes (hey. We all have sacrifices to make for art, right? Van Gogh had his ear; me, I sacrifice by body to the flesh-eating bugs of Georgia. NBD.). The second day, I took my time…well, as much time as could be taken on the side of a rural highway again, with the bugs and the thought of snakes in the tall grass. Perfect for an adventurer! I also headed to the botanical gardens at Georgia Southern University near my house.

Van Gogh had his ear; me, I sacrifice by body to the flesh-eating bugs of Georgia. NBD.

I feel so much better, now that I’ve released some of my creative juices. I hope as life in Georgia settles into a more familiar routine the camera will being to feel like a second skin again. Hope you enjoy seeing spring in Georgia!