Taking the time to slow down and smell the roses, or really any flower, candle or scented thing.
During the spring and fall season, I have those opportunities to head to my shoot location early and scope out those little things. I love wandering and just capturing those little details that would've gone unnoticed walking to or from a shoot location or a path we might not walk down. There's never a moment when I'm on my shoots that I'm not also capturing little moments of art.
We're in the trenches of Chicago winter right now, so it can be a little more tough unless you love the smell of snow...in which I swear it does have a scent. But there are those little moments on walks in which I start to see the changes in nature. The snow covers the soon to be beautiful spring blooms. Then around March, little colors start to pop through the melting snow. Every year, every resident contemplates why they live here, every winter we boast how beautiful the first snow is. But, it allows us to slow down. We get permission to just have an excuse to not want to go into an ice storm and cuddle up with blankets and a fire and our kiddos. Although I tend to slow down January and February ~ I go back to the art pieces I was able o take before each of my sessions. Take the time, any way you can, take a little time.
I found these little Hyacinths at Aldi a month ago. I grabbed three bulbs in hopes they'd stay dormant until about easter to bring to our families homes to gift them. They were so excited to be out of the cold and in the warm sunlight and steady heat-they bloomed in a week. Being my New Years Resolution is the have more house plants, it was my only little way to assure I take a little time each day to smell the little flowers in our own home.