Today I will share a few photos, and then just pontificate (in other words, blabber) via what ever is on my mind.
I love looking back. I do not want to live in the past, but it’s hard to know where to go, if you know not where you’ve been.
A ways back, I did a series of in the field photography workshops. They were all in my home state, but all were done in locations distant enough, that they required traveling and living on the road to do them.
I had a partner in those workshops, and her day job was that of a police officer.
It was nice to know I traveled with a partner who was both armed with a gun, and capable of using it if necessary. I have no male ego issues with being saved .by a female. My only request was that if she grew tired of me, give me a running start before she begin firing.
A break for some photography.
The Great Southwest
Also Near Home
Trumpeter Swan Family
More Monument Valley
The Quari Ruins New Mexico
Mature & Immature Bald Eagles On The Move Along The Mississippi River.
Some Days Just Seem Upside down. Male Northern Pintail Duck In The Act Of Dabbling.
Photography was always the “great release” for me. As a hobby, a vocation, a get away to be by myself and think, and a social exercise with friends, I would suggest it for anybody.
Why is it, that the current state of business in the world, seems to find that customers like you and I,are spending more time trying to please them than they attempting to please us? I feel as though I need to ask, is there anything I can do to make it better for you, rather than visa versa.
Complain, complain. I have done my share of it in my lifetime. Complaints can be a way of whining, and I am sure at times I have done that as well. It can also be a way of providing a contrast between good things and bad things. If we do not complain about what we feel is wrong, and then strike a contrast with what is right, we will never grow and we will surely as a society and a world, repeat the same mistakes over and over again.
The issue of course with complaints, is they might merely stand to make us feel sorry for ourselves. There is plenty of that happening as well. The sentence below is a legendary and powerful statement, from who I know not. Helen Keller was famous for sharing it.
“I complained because I had no shoes, and then I saw a man who had no feet.”
I guess it’s rarely as bad as it seems.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing, you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.