Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open – Week 2

Here are a few photos taken with my iPhone while out running.  I’m making a concerted effort to capture pictures of things I would normally not stop and take in. There is inspiration everywhere in beautiful nature.  My intention is to post some photos at the end of each week.

A big thanks again to Cyranny’s Cove and her After Eight Moments for the inspiration to begin this project.  She has some great photos so be sure to check them out.

I would love to just sit on one of these very

low hung branches in the shade

What a great oak tree to have in your front yard!


I saw this Blue Heron just paddling in the pond


A beautiful sunset over the Bay

Enjoy your day and keep your eyes wide open!


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  11 comments for “Eyes Wide Open

  1. July 21, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    lol and I was thinking it was my photo stories that inspired you … Cyranny has that magic 🙂

  2. July 21, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Fabulous photo of the heron.
    I see so much while out running and I’m often torn between capturing it in a photo or just in my mind! Running is a fabulous activity for being mindful of your surroundings.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 21, 2018 at 1:08 pm

      Yes Karen I agree. I could not run on a treadmill anymore! What a waste! I love nature and being outside so this is an added bonus to exercise. I’ll try to get more Herons. Plenty of white ones too 😊

      • July 21, 2018 at 1:55 pm

        I ran(ish) a half marathon distance a couple of weeks back and I was so aware of all the nature around me, it was an awesome run (apart from the fact that it was about 5 miles too far!).
        I have never liked treadmill running.

      • Christine Bolton
        July 21, 2018 at 2:13 pm

        Oh I admire you for doing that! Wow! I’ve never attempted an official distance run. I like to please myself and I vary the route every time. Maybe one day … 😊

      • July 21, 2018 at 2:30 pm

        It was a crazy idea! I’m lucky in that my village is the start and end point of a half marathon, so it was easy to print off the route and follow it!
        The best runs are those when I go out without a plan, just decide at each turning which way next!

      • Christine Bolton
        July 21, 2018 at 2:31 pm

        Sounds like me!

      • July 21, 2018 at 2:32 pm


  3. July 21, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Beautiful pictures 🙂 Thank you for sharing…it is so easy to overlook Life’s wonderful sights.

    Glad I could help to remind you to keep an open eye, it was really worth it 🙂 xx

    • Christine Bolton
      July 21, 2018 at 10:15 am

      Thank you for the inspiration! 😊. Yours are very 😎 cool

      • July 21, 2018 at 3:54 pm

        Thank you 🙂

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