yesterday i went to the botanical gardens. it was the most beautiful day with sun on my shoulder and not a single cloud in the sky. i grabbed my camera and hiked around as I normally do. over the years I have developed a habit of bringing my camera everywhere i go. this way i can never say, oh i wish i had my camera. well walking through the gardens i took my first picture of some lovely magnolia blooms. NO MEMORY CARD! at first i was pretty bummed that i forgot it and then thought.... i could just walk. it was one of those things that felt so different to me. i realized that we live in an age where we always have technology to capture every moment. taking the time to just open all of my senses to nature was eye opening and liberating. while i will never say that developing a habit of taking your camera nearly everywhere you go is a bad thing, sometimes it is nice to just walk.