Slow down everyone
You’re moving too fast
Frames can’t catch you when
You’re moving like that
-Jack Johnson, “Inaudible Melodies” from the album Brushfire Fairytales
Work, achieve, and acquire-all the time. This seems… no, this is the way of life here in D.C. A small refuge for that consuming lifestyle exists next door to one hub of busyness in D.C., the United States Capitol. Just a few hundred yards away from all of our State Representatives & Congress is the United States Botanic Garden. I went there this morning after my shoot for USA TODAY and enjoyed some of God’s creativity.
Taking photographs like these recharge my batteries. When I lived in Florida I would just go walk around the Everglades around sunset to see what I could find. It was totally calm and I was completely relaxed-I miss it. If there are nature refuges and preserves in this area I need to find them.
When was the last time you “stopped to smell the roses?”