Picnic Time

Roswell's Picnic Place

Roswell’s Picnic Place

Walking down the street in Roswell in any season you will see the picnic place ready to host you for a bit on the lawn.  At night it is quite a busy place, and finding a seat on the lawn is harder than it looks!

One of the hard things in composing this photo is that there are so many elements.  Everywhere I looked multiple items poked themselves out to say, “Focus on me!”  I tackled this in my viewfinder by getting the sign to grab your attention…and framed it with trees, sidewalk and the house.   In the end, I hope the composition corralled the picnic scene and made you think about taking one there!

I attended mass tonight, and had to say I could not miss the parallels to prayer life.  I wanted a few minutes of peace…and the dang work phone beeped.  In my job I cannot ignore it, or I could get reprimanded.  So I had to look.  As a result my prayer life..not just then…but always…gets diverted from thinking of God to a distraction  I had to laugh when I thought about how this is the perfect Devil’s tool for my weaknesses…and pulled me away from the solitude required to listen for God’s directions.

So somehow in the next week, I will try to push those distractions away.  I need to carve out the quiet needed to calm my mind and stay on the course the Lord intends for us all.


One thought on “Picnic Time

  1. I’d be on the first blanket as you walk in…a bottle of wine, some French crusty bread, and 4 or 5 different kind of cheese to compliment the fruit plate…

    You’re invited!

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