Visualising Spring through the lens of your camera makes all the difference to lift your mood and cheer you up. Amruta Iyer shares her moments of beauty to withhold and cherish.
I once read somewhere that, ‘Spring is a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be’. These words may seem ironic in light of the current situation.
…. but if there has been a time when we as a world need to hold on to our inherent courage, optimism and most importantly hope, it is now. Qualities that are literally embodied by spring!
For me personally, living alone has been tough under these times of lockdown and social distancing. I have, however, discovered my comfort in going for long walks and observing nature bursting into colours, literally blooming into ‘becoming’.
From magnolias to the wisteria, daisies to roses, touch-me-nots to lilacs, germaniums to myrtles, poppies to milkweed, my walks have brought me much needed calm through nature’s bounty.
The blooms not only make my senses come alive, they also give me a much needed perspective. Be it the gratitude and love roses signify or the dignity I see in magnolias, expanding my consciousness like the wisteria flowering vines or really focusing on what new beginnings await me as daisies do.
Now is the time to go deeper and find solace in the wisdom you have within you, to bask in the warmth of love, hugs and conversations (physically or virtually) of those who are important to you.
Now is the time to focus on self-love, bloom with abandon and be a little braver than usual.
About the author
Amruta started professional photography a couple of years ago and she specializes in landscape, lifestyle and portraiture shoots. Her style is to find joy and magic in the day to day, beauty in the smallest and most mundane of settings and capturing candid moments. You can find Amruta’s signature visual Storytelling @thebohemianstoryteller on Facebook and Instagram.
Amruta is based in Basel and works as a ‘Communications & Change Manager’ for a large Pharma major.
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