I’m Laura & I’m a photographer, with a blog called "Love. Laugh. Believe", which should really tell you everything you need to know about me. When Heather asked me to write this blog of course i got a little giddy & i did a little dance & then freaked a little as I had no clue what to do. I wanted something fabulous & new with pretty pictures but was in the midst of a major brain fart, the gloomy weather & craziness of my life had left me feeling uninspired. So i wrote another blog which i liked but it wasn’t perfect for Gathering Spriggs, it wasn’t what i was searching for.
Today after i put my best friend here & her family on a plane, as she moves to California (I am in Germany, it’s a military thing) & knowing i will see her next summer (she’s going to be stationed a couple of hours from my husband’s home town) an incredible sadness came over me as we said “au revoir”. & whilst 3 days ago the changing seasons had left me feeling a different kind of sadness, today they suited my mood & i ventured out onto the hills above my house, camera in hand to try & capture some of what i was feeling.
I love being out on the hills i go for runs or just wander. It’s incredible peaceful out there, today there was just a lady playing fetch with her dog & some birds feeding off the corn. I can think & escape for an hour & get a sense of freedom you don’t get locked away in your house. It’s as if all your senses are awaken by the quiet & the stillness, & everything else doesn’t matter any more.
But as i took in all that was around me i realized we spend our lives waiting for what’s next to come along, the fresh growth of spring, the hazy days of summer, the turning leaves of winter & the crisp white snow of winter. It’s as if we forget the bit in between. This part, the part where everything around us is changing, & often we don’t like what we’re seeing, but change is necessary & isn’t always a bad thing.
So as my friend & her family flies off into the sunset to start their new life so i also get to experience change in mine. New life is growing & forming all around me, the changes will soon start to come fast & then before you know it fall will become winter, winter will become spring & summer will be waiting for us. & I will get to be in California with my friend. It will be different but somethings, the important things, like the fresh growth of spring, the hazy days of summer, the turning leaves & the crisp white snow of winter never change it’s the bit in between that maybe we need to learn to appreciate a little more.