Weathered

I feel like I’ve been weathering a storm since around St. Patrick’s Day. One thing after another has gone wrong, but I have to take accountability for my actions. I could have made some better choices. Ultimately, I keep letting people into my life who end up hurting me. I end up losing my temper instead of holding my tongue. I say out loud what everyone else keeps to themselves. I create the storm.

NSH Revisited

After nearly a year away from Northern State Hospital, I decided to make a trip yesterday.  Has it been a year?  Wow, time flies.  David and I used to go there all the time with our cameras (or, rather his cameras) while I was learning to use a DSLR.  The dilapidated buildings make great material!

Since we first started visiting, the site has become really popular – not that either of us can necessarily take credit for that. But, there’s a lot more graffiti than there used to be, and more visitors – more photographers running around with their cameras.  Yesterday, there was a group of about 20 boys running around shooting each other with rubber bullets.  

I miss how peaceful it used to be.

Anyway, I focused on a more quiet area yesterday and got a couple of shots from an old apple tree I found last year. 

Here are some links to old Northern State Hospital Posts:

I Spy

Bob for Apples Anyone?

Whistle in the Dark

Previously Unpublished

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

In the Silence They Wait…

Everything is Beautiful

“I’m not that obsessed with making representations of ugliness. Everything I’ve seen is beautiful.”  ~ Otto Dix

I found this quote earlier, and I thought it expressed how I tend to look at life through the view finder!    I like the juxtaposition of old and new, life gently weaving through the jagged edges of history.