Frog
Photograph ©2005 by Brian Cohen.

Sunday Morning Photograph August 15 2021: Hopping To It At Home.

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One of the main reasons for travel is to experience something different — whether that something is food, culture, people, architecture, vegetation, topography, or animals…

Sunday Morning Photograph August 15 2021: Hopping To It At Home.

…but when one travels often — even if only during a short period of time — taking the time to simply relax at home can be refreshingly rejuvenating.

Frog
Photograph ©2005 by Brian Cohen.

As I am sitting out on the deck on the back of my home staring mindlessly at the trees and the indigenous wildlife while listening to the ambient sounds of the woods, I look at the plant which is in a pot on a small glass table next to the glider chair in which I am gently rocking…

Frog
Photograph ©2005 by Brian Cohen.

…and I noticed something out of the ordinary: a frog sat there, motionless — and nothing fazed it: not a wave of an arm or a wiggle of a finger — so I sat there and studied the details of the natural markings of this amphibious reptile, who was probably seemingly camouflaged in order to procure a tasty meal for itself.

Frog
Photograph ©2005 by Brian Cohen.

Final Boarding Call

It was at that moment when I realized — or, more accurately, when I was reminded — that one does not always have to travel thousands of miles away from home to see something different; to view something ordinary and familiar from a different and unusual point of view; or to slow down and appreciate the simple pleasures which life and nature have to offer. This was a version of the familiar refrain of stopping to smell the roses…

…and that is one of the purposes of the new Sunday Morning Photograph feature at The Gate, which is a chance for you to take a moment and relax with the beverage of your choice in a comfortable chair or couch and simply enjoy the photographs which are presented here each week — travel or no travel.

All photographs ©2005 by Brian Cohen.

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