Morning Sun


A Reason To Be A Meanderthall


Adventure Location: Decatur, Al

Today's Date: 9-8-2022

The morning started wonderfully and the walk was very productive as it turned out. It was a cool clear bright beautiful day like the OFM dreams of having for photography.

This limb was near the start of the trail and surprised us with so much new growth.

Most of the foliage around here is at least mentioning Fall if not talking out loud about Fall.

As we continued the 2.5 mile walk the OFM realized that the lighting was giving us different light on many things than it has been giving for the last few months. So we started looking in particular for lighting situations that would be usable for painting compositions assistance. Then we started taking pictures of elements that we might use in a painting composition of our own. We are trying to move on from adult coloring books where the purpose was learning to handle the pencils. We are trying to move onward into another facet of art paintings where we compose the scene and color it all our self. It is exciting for sure.

The walk this morning brought home with us several photos of lighting events or shape events or critter pictures or even some “why did the OFM take that picture” events. But we do have a section of the hard drive where all this art stuff pictures are stored and even partially organized. That way we have desert references in the forest if we want them.

We have also found out that getting the reference material is another great way of trying to have tooooo much fun.


  1. So pleased that you are going to rely on yourself for a painting from start to finish. I suspect you are MORE than ready.

    1. For the last couple of years I have been adding more and more of my own compositions to the coloring book pages as practice for this move.