Vacation is over, for me! I'm back at work. But Summer is still here and the fun-filled events of summer are too. Some of those things are nights at the Hollywood Bowl or the Greek Theater, the free concerts at the Santa Monica Pier and Culver City City Hall, movies outside at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery or Exposition Park. All of these events mean food, friends, family, fun and an evening under the stars. These recreational gatherings help you enjoy specific events, the people around you and delight your soul.
When summer is over these events will go away until next year. I am going to try and enjoy a few more of these activities before they do, but I need to change my recreations to more rejuvenating activities. Work is stressful because of all of the new things that are happening in our organization such as, layoffs, reconfigurations, limited resources and decision to be made based on a shifting reality.
This week's theme is Floral, which I thought little of at the time because there are always flowers available to shoot. But because I'm back at work, I no longer have access to them. For those of you that know me, I have a black thumb, literally and figuratively. My plants are artificial or are cared for by someone eles. So, I made a special effort to and find flowers. In the process I was able to get some of the rejuvenation I will need for work. I went to a local park, early in the morning and walked the around and finally ended up sitting at the pond and watched the duck and the flowers. In those moments I was able to exercise my creativity, reflection and rejuvenate my soul. Please enjoy this photo and see the others I've shot on my flickr site, click the blue and red dots to the right to go there.