Unusual Moments

Yesterday afternoon I took a drive up along Ångermanälven. The plan was aimless driving and spontaneous images. Usually when I want a photo trip like that I go alone. Somehow I feel more free to do those spur-of-the-moment stops, and get lost in my own little world when I do not have to keep others in mind. Seeing as this holiday in Sweden is soon coming to an end–we leave on Sunday night to drive to Stockholm and the ferry–I also wanted to make the most out of these last days.

To my father, nature and the outdoors has a different meaning. He loves it, but he would rather pick mushrooms or fish or take some sausages to grill. Do things. Not sit in a car and wait for someone to pick random routes based on a feeling. And once the purpose of the trip is fulfilled, he goes home. So when he wanted to come along, too, I was surprised. My mother is a little more like me–she sees beyond a forest, beyond the trees and lakes and mountains. Colours and light, magical moments–she gets them, too. But she still laughs at me when I suddenly dive down and fall into the strangest positions to capture whatever catches my eye.

So off we went. Lilli, my mother, my father, Loke and I. We were out for over four hours and not once did I feel restrained from following whichever wonder that grabbed me. And we all enjoyed those hours.

I usually fill up my posts with lots of photos. Today, I am only sharing one. And perhaps not the most usual subject, either.

I wish you all a lovely Saturday. ❤

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I'm Lotta. I live on a farm in southwestern Finland among oats, wheat, and swaying pines. With photography and words I show the journey toward building my life-long dream of telling inspirational and unforgettable stories through images. I am so glad you are here to share this experience. <3

17 thoughts on “Unusual Moments

    1. Oh, they are the very best kind. And especially when studying. I remember this paper I got stuck with, and in the end I left all electronics behind and drove across the river. I sat on a tree stump out in the middle of a harvested forest and looked out over the mountains. That was when it all came together. Like I could finally connect back to myself. I had a writing pad and pen with me so I penned down a draft out there, then typed it up when I got home.

      I hope you find your own calm in the chaos. And thank you so much for stopping by. 😃❤️ Big hugs.

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  1. Like you, I like going on photo trips alone. That way, I can take my time to shoot a scene and stop whenever I want. However, also agree that it is nice when someone tags along. Maybe your dad wanted your company 🙂 Good to hear your dad and mum enjoyed themselves with you – maybe they are used to you taking photos now. Lovely photo of the feather you shared. The image looks so soft and dreamy 🙂

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Mabel. I’m so glad you liked it. 🙏 It is very different to shoot solo, and I just love the freedom in it. And I think you are right. Now when we live so far apart the time we have together becomes so very important and extra precious. ❤️ And I got to capture our time together, so I am very happy about that, too.

      Thank you for your kind words, I’m so happy you stopped by. 🙂

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      1. ‘just love the freedom in it.’ That is exactly how I feel when I go out alone – the freedom to be where I want to be and be who I Want to be. Nothing like being a part of something and having a good time together – a memory that will not only live through in photos but also within the heart 🙂

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  2. Så fint du beskriver dina känslor och tankar och ditt foto är väldigt vackert med sina mjuka milda färger. Hela inlägget förmedlar en känsla av harmoni.
    Har kikat runt lite på din sida, det finns mycket tänkvärt att läsa och många fina bilder. Återkommer. // Anita

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    1. Nej men åh, tack snälla. 🙏 Vad glad jag blir. Jätteroligt att du hittat hit och att du känner så om min blogg. Du är så välkommen så. Ser fram emot att ha dig här, Anita. Ha en riktigt fin lördag. Kram. ❤️

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