Mindfulness, present moment awareness, is the key to understanding oneself and to being happy. There are many avenues of practice and it turns out that photography is one of them. Grounding me in what is before me, photography allows me to see as a beginner again and to be open to aspects of the world that I overlook in my day to day consciousness. Coupled with my daily walks, photography reminds me that I am never merely an observer, but a creative actor in each rendezvous with the world amid a field of light, sound, and scents. Each time I take a walk with my camera I fall in love with the world again. My trysts with blooms and puddles has only just begun.