My plan, starting January 1, 2012, is to take a picture or two each and every day of Lake Nokomis, in Minneapolis. I grew up by this lake. I still live near it. I walk around it or drive by it almost daily, and I always see something interesting or beautiful, funny or strange, and wish I had taken pictures. So, that is my plan for the New Year. The self discovery part? You'll just have to read my posts.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Wow, I've been writing this blog for six months now. When I first started, I really didn't know if I'd last for six months, let alone a full year, but here I am at the halfway point. Will I continue? Yes, I will. I have gained so much from this experience, and am so glad that I started it.
I am overcoming my shyness, though it's still a work in progress. This writing part is still hard, but not as bad as it was in January. I'm a little bolder now, more apt to start a conversation with a stranger.
I'm getting outside and walking more. Some days I'll walk with a friend, other days by myself. It's lovely either way.
I'm much more aware of my surroundings, and know that I am very lucky to live here with all the wonderful lakes and parks we have. This beautiful lake has been in my backyard my whole life, and I have never really appreciated it like I should have.
I'm making progress with the camera. I can't wait to get home and plug my card into the computer and see what I've captured. I have a few favorites that bring a smile to my face whenever I look at them, and sometimes I'm pretty amazed to realize that I was the one who took the picture!
Six more months of discovery awaits me.
It was so peaceful at 7:00 this morning, though it was already very humid.
I think sailboats have replaced trees for now as my favorite things to photograph.
Yup, definitely the boats.
These ducks aren't afraid at all when someone stops to take a peek at them.
These make me smile.
I forgot to post this last week. There was a run sponsored by Delta last Saturday morning. It made our walk pretty difficult, but the car was interesting.