This river runs right through town. A good friend owns land with access to the river. Last weekend I took the kids down to the river to play. It was an amazing day. The kids played on Turtle Island which eventually resulted in being covered up to their chins in mud and then having to strip down to their underwear in order to get clean. I've finally been enough times to have learned to pack a towel and clean dry clothes.
I spotted this white beauty on the wooded trek down to the river. It's the first flower in full bloom that I've seen.
Looking one direction
Looking the other direction- there's Turtle Island.
Close up of the rivets on the bottom of the canoe.
So, I was looking back at all my blog posts and noticed some things. I think my best work is from the first year because of the amount of thought and intention in each one. Many of the pictures are close ups and reflect how inthe moment I was and on the smaller details of life. Many photos show how patient I was...how focused I was. I don't know, maybe it's just because I'm personally attached to those experiences? Over the years I've slowly grown away from this blog. I've stepped away and I more able to see the bigger picture in life. It seems like what I photograph is similar. Maybe not though.
Today's photos are from my camera roll on my phone. (I desperately need to back these up) They were taken here and there...and screamed "upload me today." that's why I chose them out of the 1000s on my phone.
Trees at the bottom of creek. It was a refreshing downhill climb to get here.
Have you see the movie where the guy goes rock climbing and gets his arm stuck and ends up cutting it off in order to escape? (85 Hours or something like that)This poor snake reminds me of that movie. He finally made it out after 48 hours. (And he didn't tear himself either.)
Last fall I spotted this rainbow right outside of my front deck. It's heavily saturated to show the color but I love it!!
Proud proud moment!
Drunk in a bar taking pictures of the signage in the bathroom.
This old church in the country is now an antique shop. I peeked around in the windows and around the outside but didn't go in and shop. I may do that someday. I was just fascinated by its beautiful decay. This window shot is my favorite.
Same church with added lyrics from Mana's "No te rindas" These words are so uplifting for me. I also imagine sending them out to those that forever remain locked in my heart. Someone loves you.
Dinner last night turned into my attempt at photographing food porn.
“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere - on water and land.”
I remember the first time I heard Chasing Pavements by Adele...it was before she became so popular. I connected with the lyrics, her voice, the time, and place right away...I haven't listened to it in a long time but this picture I took last summer reminds me of her voice, the time, the place, the lyrics...
I had to lay down in the road to get this view. For a brief moment out of my life I took an exciting and risky chance in order to get a clearer perspective of what was mapped out in front of me. I remember enjoying the heat of the road and the somewhat unfamiliar texture of the cement while intentionally swiping my finger across the yellow stripe... I love how you can see the two vanishing points where the road forks left and right. I think a road picture is a good metaphor for life. So, there you have it! What do you think?
Woah~ highly enhanced photo!
Should I give up or should I just keep chasing pavements
Even if it leads nowhere?
Or would it be a waste even if I knew my place
Should I leave it there?
Should I give up or should I just keep chasing pavements
Bendito Dios por encontrarnos en el camino
Y de quitarme esta soledad de mi destino.- Bendito tu luz (Mana)
Soy como el agua del río
y por el camino me dejo llevar
porque aprendí que la vida
por todo lo malo algo bueno te da
Quiero que me mires a los ojos
y que no preguntes nada mas
quiero que esta noche sueltes toda esa alegría
que ya no puedes guardar
My camera roll on my phone is full and I just uploaded 1500 snapshots to my computer. Here are some of my favorites from the last 6 months.
This is an old barn not too far from home... I added the quote by Dr. Seuss.
Pasos de Gigante: Los Bacilos
No puedo reir no puedo llorar. No puedo dejarte de recordar no puedo decirte nada que tú no sepas.
Tan solo puedo quedarme como un idiota pensando en cosas que me provoca hacer contigo en islas perdidas.
No puedo gritar no puedo exigir. No puedo contarte lo que sentí, no puedo decirte nada, tú estás tan lejos.
Y tú que no sabes nada y lo sabes todo, que me derrites de tantos modos. Dime pa' donde vas con mi vida...
Carito el corazón me queda grande. Cuando yo pienso en ti, yo siento pasos de gigante. Carito esta canción, es importante porque cuando la canto yo juro que estás ahí delante porque cuando la canto yo juro que estás ahí delante.
Se fue complicando la situación, y no hay que olvidarse que al corazón, le puedes decir de todo menos mentiras.
Tú ibas para allá yo iba para acá. Y fue tan bonito verte cruzar al menos por un ratito por mi camino.
Carito el corazón me queda grande. Cuando yo pienso en ti, yo siento pasos de gigante. Carito esta canción, es importante porque cuando la canto yo juro que estás ahí delante porque cuando la canto yo juro que estás ahí delante. Ahí delante, ahí delante, ahí delante, estás ahí delante...
Lalalalalalalaaa Lalalalalalalaaa Tú ibas para allá, yo iba para acá Lalalalalalalaaa Y fue tan bonito verte cruzar Lalalalalalalaaa Al menos por un ratito por mi caminooo
Carito el corazón me queda grande. Cuando yo pienso en ti, yo siento pasos de gigante. Carito esta canción, es importante porque cuando la canto yo juro que estás ahí delante
Porque cuando la canto yo juro... yo juro canto yo juro que estás ahí delante canto yo juro... canto yo juro yo juro canto yo juro que estás ahi delante canto yo juro Porque cuando la canto yo juro que estás ahí delanteee