My search for meaning

After talking with Debbie Tuesday morning and feeling so very lost and scared for her, I pushed away from my computer Wednesday and went for a drive. I ended up at Mayfield Park, a place I’ve been to once before when Dominic was one (and the only time I’ve had a professional photographer take our family’s photos). I remembered it being beautiful and peaceful and I remembered it accurately… it was just what I needed at that moment. I got lost in my viewfinder for an hour or so and found some beauty.

This archway begs for a couple to stand under it, doesn’t it?

This bench is very inviting. I wished for a moment to sit with her here and just chat about nothing.

There were peacocks everywhere and they were quite tame. This one was resting in the grass. He let me approach him pretty closely, but I had my 85mm lens so I didn’t have to get super close. What a gorgeous creature! I love that his long tail of feathers is part of the bokeh and the curve of his neck is matched by a curve in color in his tail feathers.

He got up eventually.

And he jumped up on this wall. I’m particularly fond of the composition in this one.

Who knew how fringe-y peacock feathers were? A close-up view of this peacock sitting on the wall.

The same peacock running across the wall. I love the motion I captured, the angle, the bokeh… so cool!

A different peacock was sitting in a tree grooming himself. I’ve never seen anything like this before!

The last photo is from the peacock in the tree, with me looking up under him and his tail feathers framed against the leaves. Wow.

Thanks for looking. I miss you, Deb.

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  • Julie - Holly, I’m sorry about the loss of your friend. Too young. I hope you found some comfort getting lost in your camera. The location is beautiful & serene! I LOVE the 3rd picture, just beautiful. Again, so sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Fun - WOW!! These are beautiful. I love the peaceful feeling I get from this place.
    I wish you and Deb get a chance to have that chat.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Fun - I am so sorry 🙁 I clicked on the link after I wrote my comment.
    I am so sorry for your loss. Lots of love for you and her loved ones.ReplyCancel

  • Christa - Those are stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - What a beautiful spot!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Cadena - I’m so sorry for your loss. These photos are stunning. Just looking through them I feel the peace of where you were! And wow! I commented on your Peacock photo already but these are ALL amazing! Sending healing thoughts your way.ReplyCancel

  • Gabrielle - Very beautiful! Sorry to hear about your friend Debbie.

    Keep the Light & Love in Your Images ~ GabrielleReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Oh, Holly, each and every one of these is simply exquisite… I am so deeply sorry for your loss…ReplyCancel

  • Shealaine - Goodness these are beautiful!! The feathers and colors are just amazing. Good job!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - I am so sorry for your lose. These are gorgeous pictures. Sometimes we all need a little break and take time just for ourselves to let our mind wonder and reflect.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - These photos are BEAUTIFUL. The composition and color are just amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Galina - wow!!!
    peacock! I only was them at the zoo long time ago!ReplyCancel

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