The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Be in the moment

Camera guy

Perfect vacation tip #5: Take lots of pictures, then turn off the camera

Ocean sunrise

Mark, Mom, and I all love taking photos (and the photos in this lunchtime series are by all three of us).

Ocean dawn

We took tons of photos during our vacation, but I also left my camera behind on purpose at certain times.

Sunset on Pawleys

Sure, I missed some stunning shots, but I was even more present right where I was without a camera to mediate between myself and the world.

Photographer yoga

I guess the lesson from this post is the same as from the last --- being in the moment is worth the price.

Improve your garden soil the cheap and easy way, with cover crops.

This post is part of our Gratuitous Vacation Photos lunchtime series.  Read all of the entries:

Anna Hess's books
Want more in-depth information? Browse through our books.

Or explore more posts by date or by subject.

About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

Want to be notified when new comments are posted on this page? Click on the RSS button after you add a comment to subscribe to the comment feed, or simply check the box beside "email replies to me" while writing your comment.

profile counter myspace

Powered by Branchable Wiki Hosting.

Required disclosures:

As an Amazon Associate, I earn a few pennies every time you buy something using one of my affiliate links. Don't worry, though --- I only recommend products I thoroughly stand behind!

Also, this site has Google ads on it. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to a website. Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to various sites. You can opt out of personalized advertising by visiting this site.