30 minutes. Once a month. Well, that seems like an easy task. By my rough calculations, there are over 43000 minutes in a month. So how does each month come by so fast? Are our watches on fast forward? Some months, I have a vague idea about what I would like to capture. Other months, the idea bank is empty. I am constantly on the lookout for that elusive 30 minutes, thinking ” is this 30 minutes I need to capture”. I take my camera with me everywhere. It is my one constant accessory. When I don’t, I feel almost naked. I am not a mobile photographer, although I am trying to embrace this. Honestly, I like my camera. I like capturing our life with my big camera, and taking it with me is not a hassle. I keep it simple with 2 lenses, but usually I don’t change the lens when we are out and about. I just roll with it.
This 30 minutes was spontaneous. It just happened. We went to a park on a Saturday afternoon. We felt bored, and not sure what to do with ourselves. We had just come back from holidays, and we were still in that holiday activity mode; ” What are we doing today?”. We decided to go for a drive, and went to visit Parramatta Park. The kids were less than impressed, as it was historical buildings and no playgrounds. After a long stroll by the river, they all wanted to go home. We got in the car, and as we drove out I saw blossoms on the trees. I said, “let’s take a look”. All the kids cried “No!”. I begged; “Please, can we take a quick look”. So my husband stopped the car, and I jumped out before they had time to argue with me.
And gradually, one by one, they joined me in these gardens, called the “wisteria garden”. Seriously, could spring be anymore beautiful? I do not think I have seen so much beauty in such a small space. The gardens attracted many to enjoy picnics, play games, and slow walks. And next season, we will go back for a picnic, but this is our 30 minutes of spontaneity in spring.
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