Most of the fall we had snow on the ground and frigid temps. Here we are now, only days away from the New Year, and the weather is more like fall than winter. Today's high was nearly 50 and the snow and ice are melting to reveal the remnants of fall colors.
The impatient ice fishermen seem to love fishing more than life itself. The ice is thin and patchy and the water beneath it is deadly cold. No way I'd be out there. I can't decide if it's a sign of hope...or foolishness.
As I wrap up 2011, my thoughts turn to the year ahead.
I started this blog on Christmas Eve one year ago with the purpose of "forcing" myself to work on my photography with purpose...a 365 project. It's been many things to me...at times frustrating, at times consuming, but mostly fun. It's given me a vital creative outlet. It's allowed me to make new friends and acquaintances. It's helped me to hone my photo skills and develop some new ones as I experimented with new techniques.
So, what will I do in 2012? Not entirely sure yet.
Definitely keep shooting.
Maybe talk my friend, Sue, into doing another photo-poetry book.
Perhaps find a youth program in which to teach photography.
Do some work for Operation Love Reunited, if they'll have me.
Work on seeing the beauty that surrounds me each and every day.
Express my gratitude for all that I've been given by trying to give back where I can.
Love more. Laugh more. Live better.
p.s. and since it's Thursday, our winter break assignment for Alphabe-Thursday over at Mrs. Jenny's was to do a new year post. Click here to see what the other Alphabetians have to say...
Happy New Year to one and all!