I have to be honest here. This Alphabet Game has had me stumped for days. Every time I sat down to address the letter “N” I’d get frustrated. All of the words I came across were so… well… Not Nice.
Narrow-minded Nagging with Neglect up the wazoo, Naysayers Nitpicking and Nasty Name-calling too.
It’s so weird that “N” has so many Negative connotations! No, No, No… that is NOT good.
I starting rummaging through my summer photographs. Seeing people having fun at the beach made me think. There is mysterious magic in Nature. The ocean, the lake, the mountains… all of these places have something in common. They soothe us.
Nature makes us forget all of our troubles, even if only for an hour… and brings us back to life—Nature resuscitates us. We look up at the stars and realize that our problems, which seem gigantic, are pretty insignificant compared to this beautiful infinite universe.
So… in tackling the “N” word, I’ve come to realize how much I love Nature, and the way it Nurtures my soul.
Looking at your past is not a bad thing. Not to brood over it, but to cherish fond memories; see what you’ve done right (and wrong); and to learn from your past mistakes. When you take it all in and reflect, you figure out what’s worth repeating, what you should do differently next time, and—more importantly—what you should never do again.
I’m still experimenting with strange effects and textures.
I’ve been thinking about doing personalized portraits in the future, like the one featured here. It’s kind of abstract I guess… incorporating the subject’s interests or hobbies. In this case the subject is one of my sons, and he reads a lot. I don’t know. I think it’s a pretty cool idea—need to ponder it more.
Anyway, I hope that everyone who celebrates the 4th had a fabulous time. Enjoy the weekend ahead!!
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
I’ve definitely learned some new techniques over the course of my blogging adventure. That makes me happy! Anyway, I think the filter gives it a bit of a gold tone, so I pulled up this poem by Robert Frost. I thought it was a pretty good fit!
Life is just one grand sweet song, so start the music. Ronald Reagan
Yesterday was an absolutely wonderful day! I took this photograph from the Santa Monica Pier. Sometimes something (or someone) just captures your attention, and this was one of those moments. I saw this musician from the boardwalk and took a long distance shot.
I’m still not great at candid shots of strangers, although it’s not due to lack of advice from Streets of Nuremberg. I seem to be accumulating a lot of backs and buns. (No… I don’t have some weird fetish!) Anyway… this is my zoo collection: