simple pleasures: en plein air

Dreams and determination are a powerful combination.
— Maya Angelou

there was a woman doing calisthenics in the exact spot i took this pic. i was determined to take in the view from this little bridge + to capture a shot from this angle. as i waited restlessly on a wooden bench nearby, under a large, robust tree, i realized that i was now seeing the park from a different perspective, and instead of waiting to be where exercise erin was, i settled in happily onto my little bench, perfectly present in this moment, in this space. and when i came out of my thoughts of gratitude, she had vanished! and i merrily snapped this wee photo.