If you’ve been hanging around the traps for a while, you may recall I posted about wanting to notice the smaller things in life and capture them by taking photos. You may have also noticed that I never posted anything about that since. Well, that’s not true, I took a couple of photos on Instagram under the hashtag #mymomentoflovely but, other than that, not much else happened on the My Moment of Lovely front. I’ve decided to change that. Hooray!
I learned a lot from taking part in the A Snapshot of Two Cities series with Isabel. I learned that I really do love taking photos. I also found that I LOVE capturing little things. You know, those tiny moments or details that you’d normally gloss over or maybe not even notice in the first place because they’re just so common and everyday. I love those – they’re the best! So I’m kicking some new life back into My Moment of Lovely and rebranding it slightly. Enter Common Scenes*.
Common Scenes = those ordinary, everyday things that are actually pretty damn awesome. These moments are everywhere, from a steaming cup of tea to watching your children (or plants!) grow. And the more you think about it, the more moments you see. It’s just common sense, really.
Here’s my first post:
Violet Queen in flower
I actually took this one a long time ago but it’s been a favourite ever since. It’s the flower from one of my succulents, a violet queen echeveria. Look how pretty and pink! Also, if you look really closely, there’s a very tiny dewdrop hanging off one of the petals. I do love succulents and seeing what flowery delights they spring up, don’t you?
So there’s the first installment of Common Scenes. I hope you liked it. I think I’m really going to enjoy cultivating a gallery of my very own little moments. Would you like to join in? Please do! I’ll be posting my photos on Instagram as well as here, using the hashtag (urgh) #commonscenes.
TL;DR: I want to take more nice photos.
*Credit for the name goes entirely to Mathew. I was brainstorming for hours on end and finding the process largely fruitless and incredibly frustrating. So much so, at one point I told Mathew I was seriously considering calling the series “NICE PHOTOS, BITCHES”. He said I might be alienating some people.