Walking down the street in Roswell in any season you will see the picnic place ready to host you for a bit on the lawn. At night it is quite a busy place, and finding a seat on the lawn is harder than it looks!
One of the hard things in composing this photo is that there are so many elements. Everywhere I looked multiple items poked themselves out to say, "Focus on me!" I tackled this in my viewfinder by getting the sign to grab your attention...and framed it with trees, sidewalk and the house. In the end, I hope the composition corralled the picnic scene and made you think about taking one there!
I attended mass tonight, and had to say I could not miss the parallels to prayer life. I wanted a few minutes of peace...and the dang work phone beeped. In my job I cannot ignore it, or I could get reprimanded. So I had to look. As a result my prayer life..not just then...but always...gets diverted from thinking of God to a distraction I had to laugh when I thought about how this is the perfect Devil's tool for my weaknesses...and pulled me away from the solitude required to listen for God's directions.
So somehow in the next week, I will try to push those distractions away. I need to carve out the quiet needed to calm my mind and stay on the course the Lord intends for us all.