Sometimes I’m at a complete loss for words. I know, this coming from the girl who can’t seem to keep her mouth shut, but when it comes to writing I seem to get into these weird periods of emptiness. So onwards and upwards as they say (uh, someone anyway…).
I know part of my dilemma is that I want these perfectly beautiful photos in this space and I’m working on learning to use my fancy digital camera, but I’m just not where I want to be. Then epiphany! Why not use the photos from my phone? Why not use all those fancy photo apps with all the fancy filters and learn to let.it.go.
So that’s what I’m doing. Right now. And I’m going to start with some photos that I took on an Instawalk that Joe and I went to on Saturday. Instawalk you say? What is this intriguing thing?
- The short answer is that it’s a nice walk through an area/neighborhood led by someone who knows the way and while you’re strolling about you take photos of whatever strikes your fancy and post them to Instagram.
- The long answer is that a group of people you mostly don’t know gather around someone amazing, like my friend Laura, and you spend a few hours following her trying not to trip over yourself or other people while staring at your phone and/or your surroundings looking for that perfect shot. Oh, and don’t forget also trying not to get lost cause you’re so focused on something amazing and then you look up and everyone has disappeared*. Then, at the end of the tour you go have a few drinks with all your new acquaintances where you talk about how people carry coffee around as if they’re getting ready to take a drink at any moment or the proper way to pronounce various street names. It’s a blast and you should totally find one (or start one) near you!
On that note, here are some photos I took along the way…
Running late, but you still have 2 seconds to snap a pic while waiting for a walk signal.
Laura, our fearless leader, discussing the instawalk plan.
An amazing brick wall with teeny tiny flowers.
* No worries, just search for whatever hashtag you’re supposed to be using on Instagram and ping someone in the hope that they’ll answer. They probably will…