I got some yard work done last week. Not much, as I am struggling on my next assignment in my photo class. I have gotten into the routine, I think. There have been a few "Ahah!'s" so I am happier in class. We move along to new stuff and I get to learn the pieces of technology that have slipped past my self teaching. Our teacher is introducing things that I would not search out for myself so, as I say, I am instituting myself into a routine and working on epiphanies. Our latest project is a magazine cover. The name of the rag is Dream Time (or something like that) and the theme is joy and/or terror. I am good with the joy but the terror somehow eludes me. I have worked up a concept of which I am not extremely thrilled, but maybe in the recent bout of shutter fever I can unearth something more pleasing to my taste.
|My grandson getting a haircut|
I spend the time I am not working head down over this computer making the magic of photographs. We took some time off yesterday to celebrate a birthday with a riding buddy. He told me that in looking through his photos for the last decade there were few of him. Mostly because he was behind the lens - and if I had any in my files, he would like copies. I remarked that I had the same problem. Thanks to my friend Sue, there are more of me - it always helps if you have others with cameras - but I am probably in the same situation. There are few shots of me and this is something I will try to remedy in the future. My favorite ones of myself tend to be the ones I have set the camera to delay and then run into the picture. Or better yet, when I set the shot and get into the frame and use my remote button to take the picture.
|He sports his Mohawk well.|
As it is a rainy Sunday, even though temperate, I will finish my thoughts and post some pictures I have been working with. You will have to wait on the magazine cover...
What I have learned lately:
|Jesse and Sofia going to the marina on the bike.|
- 38 years with the same man can bring some irritation but mostly just a wonderfully comfortable and pleasing day to day life. Someone to snuggle with and help keep you warm at night and someone to care for and laugh with during the day. I wish the same for all of my readers.(pots and pans, darling...pots and pans - he knows...)
- life is too short to spend it commemorating the negative. Instead, take a moment and think of all that is good in your life and how terribly many have it worse off than you. I promise you will emerge from this with a better outlook. And if you don't, call a friend and talk about good times.
- When you find yourself with nothing to do, find some dirt and dig. Plant something and watch it grow.
- Creative juices tend to clog when someone walks in and turns on the TV. Especially Nascar...
- Watching a 3 year old get a haircut at a real barber shop can make you smile.
- Seeing your 5 year old granddaughter riding down the road with her daddy can make you grimace and smile at the same time.
- Learning something new makes your day - try it!
- Mustard flowers in the spring covering an entire hillside will take your breath away. Especially after a rainy spell and the atmosphere is crystal clear and the sky is bright blue.
That's it for this week. Happy trails, my friends. Till we meet again.
|Mac and Mikki at the marina.|