Day 276 – Leading the Eye

5 Jan

I spoke about having a weird day yesterday and it turns out that all I needed was  a little sleep. I get a tad frazzled when I haven’t slept in a while and that coupled with a stressful situation turned me into an idiot for a bit but I am all better now! It is funny what the brain can make you think you want when it isn’t firing on all cylinders.

I did learn a lesson through the small amount of drama though. Friendship is a two-way street, and as obvious as that seems it isn’t so easy for some people.  I tend to be the planner in my circle of friends. I’m  the one that tries to make sure we spend time together but I realized that I can’t force a friend to… well be a friend. I don’t mind making the effort but in the end it can’t be all on me. I guess that is the real difference between a friend and an acquaintance. Even if it is someone you have known for a long time, you can’t force it. It has to be a mutual desire to make the friendship more than just an acquaintance.

On a much less serious note, I came home after work feeling a little drained and fell asleep reading so I didn’t get out to take a photo, so I am using one I took a while back. I love repetition in a photo and it is one of my favorite things to look for when shooting. I hope you enjoy and forgive me for my lack of effort in taking a photo for today 🙂

 

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19 Responses to “Day 276 – Leading the Eye”

  1. Swapmeet Louie January 5, 2011 at 11:45 pm #

    That be a phenomenal pic thar… arrrrrrrr… I’m a pirate!

    That really is a beautiful shot! And about the friendship thing, if both parties aren’t into it, then it’s not a friendship, it’s a lost cause.

    • mindymilburn January 6, 2011 at 11:35 am #

      Thanks Pirate Thomas 🙂 You are correct about friendship it is just sad.

  2. Pattyann January 5, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    First of all, sorry about the friend. Sometimes, it helps to take a short break and come back later. I have learned that I am a better friend now that I am willing to give others their space. I hope that it is short term and that whoever they are, they are willing to take on a little of the responsibility. Love the picture. It is beautiful. I love the repetition of it.

    • mindymilburn January 6, 2011 at 11:37 am #

      Can’t take much more of a break than we already are 🙂 If I don’t plan it we don’t see one another. I guess that gets trying after a while. I am just being grouchy lol We just had a really great friendship at one time and I guess I thought we could get that back.

      Thanks for the compliment on the photo!

  3. Terri Jacobson January 5, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    Oh Mindy, I love this. I want to see what is on the other side.

  4. vigneshtg January 6, 2011 at 12:21 am #

    I love the frame and the DOF

  5. cathy ross January 6, 2011 at 4:50 am #

    This totally pulls me in and wont let me leave….stunning!!!

    • mindymilburn January 6, 2011 at 11:37 am #

      What a wonderful compliment Cathy, thank you!

  6. bonniegunkel January 6, 2011 at 5:39 am #

    This is gorgeous! Where was this taken? Your blog sounds familiar…you and I have this conversation occasionally…glad your drama was short lived! Mwah!

    • mindymilburn January 6, 2011 at 11:42 am #

      LOL we have had this conversation haven’t we!!! At least I am taking my own advice. Like you though it just makes me sad because I had it going very differently in my head. I think I live in an episode of “Friends” in my head 🙂

      Thank you for the compliment on the photo, it was taken at Central Park over in Louisville.

  7. Shari January 6, 2011 at 7:42 am #

    The friendship situation sounds familiar.
    Love the photo; the repetition and the green.
    Glad you had a better day.

  8. Barbara January 6, 2011 at 7:45 am #

    Beautiful picture – and doesn’t it speak to the idea of friends? columns marching away getting closer and closer? sort of how friendship grows with time.

    I love how you’ve caught a few leaves brilliant in the sunlight and highlighting the “ribs” of this loggia.

    As for friends, sometimes they need space – like the butterfly if they don’t return – well maybe it was one-sided after all?

    • mindymilburn January 6, 2011 at 11:44 am #

      You always bring such a wonderful perspective to my photos, THANK YOU!!

      I agree about friends but I promise that me giving space isn’t an issue. I am not a clingy person by nature especially when I am doing all the work. Like I have said in other replies I thought it would be different than it has turned out. Sad but it is what it is.

  9. Jim Reed January 6, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    Great shot Mindy! I love the layers on layers of repetition, right down to the stones in the walkway itself.

  10. Leslie January 6, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    Always like looking deep into a photo like this. Great shot!

  11. pearlsandprose January 7, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    Oh, Mindy, this is an awesome shot! So glad you decided to upload it. I love pergolas and arbors….

    Your friend has lost something precious.

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