Technology is a double-edge sword for me. It can frustrate me to no end when things won't work correctly, or when I just can't figure things out. But occasionally, I make friends with it. (Like when insomnia is my enemy and I am using my thumb at 4:00 a.m. to type a blog post on my phone while lying in bed.)
I am so blessed to live where I do and for the past few weeks I have been enjoying the prolific springtime red clover blooming along the roadsides. There is one place that I drive past on a regular basis that is spectacular with the tiny crimson blooms this year. Of course, I'm always in too much of a hurry to actually stop the car and take a proper photo (albeit even if it is with the only camera I have right now- my phone).
So, I settled for a drive-by crapshoot. You know, window rolled down, one hand on the wheel, the other precariously holding the phone cockeyed out the window trying to feel around for the shutter, praying you don't drop your phone, and hoping you'll get at least some semblance of the great shot you know is there, before you drive on past.
Never happens. Cue the technology, please. That's when I'm thankful for photo apps like Snapseed. Right here from my bed, I was able to take a rather "eh" shot and make it into an "oh" shot. ("Ooooh!" is still waiting on the camera upgrade.) I was able to crop, straighten, and enhance the photo not into something unreal, but into something that was more true to the beauty I see in that pecan grove every day.
Too bad there isn't a life app that can help us tweak our days in that way. Stressful or not, disappointing or not, "good" day or not, there is always beauty to be noticed and appreciated. I just need to slow down, filter out the "bad", and look for it.