Decay

I thought I’d attempt finding an explanation for this leaf decay online but then quickly lost interest.  Perhaps it’s the result of some hungry insect?  Whatever the case, I found the delicate details of decay of quite beautiful.

Frosted Outline

I had to take a break from roller derby photo editing to do something artistic.  This lead me to an area called Sudden Valley, where it remained cold enough for the frost to survive the day.    It outlined the foliage in a way I found very beautiful.

This has nothing to do with the picture, but I just realized it’s February 1 already – which means I can now say I’ll be back in Ireland next month!   I’m actually looking forward to returning more than the Nikon I plan on buying later this month.  I know, weird!   Life for me is still more about the experiences and the people.  Photography is hands down my favorite hobby, but it can never fill that void I’ve felt since leaving Ireland.    

Still Thankful

I was convinced that no force on earth was strong enough to keep me from my camera or my blog.  I was wrong.

A stomach flu knocked me down the past couple of days.  With literally no strength to even pick up a book, I watched hours of daytime television…and then primetime television as I faded in and out of consciousness.  That being said, I was not out taking any new photos or thinking of anything interesting or inspiring to write about.  However, keeping with my spirit of thankfulness, I am grateful to have survived the flu and for neighbors like Andy who brought me soup and saltines.  

This picture was taken on a photo walk a couple of weeks ago.  The familiar Northwest rain may give way to some snow this weekend.  Instead of water droplets, I could maybe getting some pictures of snowflakes…