Photography Friday – Rural Virginia

Time for another Photography Friday post, where I share some of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken with you. I’m still in the process of bringing older photos over to the Pursuit of God from my other blog. Today’s post features two photos from rural western Virginia, where my mom grew up. Enjoy!

The house my mom grew up in.
A beautiful rural bridge.

Wabi sabi is a Japanese concept of understanding art and beauty in things that are imperfect, impermanent, and/or incomplete. Put another way, it means finding beauty in the ordinary. That’s why I love these two photos. The house my mom grew up in was certainly nothing special, so maybe it’s just because of the memories I have from visiting family there, but I think it’s beautiful. The bridge pictured above is beautiful in its own right, I think. I was drawn to it because of the history it must have seen. It’s hard to make out, but the date on the bridge underneath the wreath is ‘1912’. I can’t help looking at something like this and wondering who has crossed this bridge in the last 100 years or so. Amazing…

Peace.

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