Planning for the Near Future

We woke to a brief but lovely snow the other morning.  The few flakes that fell were gone in an hour, but it was peaceful and pretty while it lasted.  Lynda (Life on the Farmlet) – those sparkles are for you!


For some reason, the pace of life has kept me from spending much time with my camera even though I carry it with me everywhere.  I am so ready to improve and have the outcome match my vision.  No negativity here … I am patient (sort of!).


I do have some trips, for both pleasure and business, coming up in the next 6 weeks and I look forward to sharing the journey with you.


And then, of course, I’ll be test riding some bikes and hoping the joy of the wind in my face is far greater than any anxiety I might feel.

29 thoughts on “Planning for the Near Future

  1. Thank you, Laurie, they are beautiful sparkles! Did you realize that in the picture of the wheelbarrow handle you caught a single snowflake standing on end? You can only see it if you go in for a closer look. I always enjoy looking closer. Sometimes you find the most interesting things in the details.

  2. I can’t wait to see the posts you have in store for the future. Patients is the name of the game “grasshopper” (remember that show), LOL. I love your use of selective focus on the last two photos Laurie, but the pine cone is a beauty also. If I had to pick a favorite I think it would be the last photo because of the low angle and the framing of the photo with the tree and the green foliage. It kind of reminds me of looking through a sort of tunnel to the future, and it really cements your post title to the photos. It also reminds me of one of my posts yesterday, The Woods. Have a great day Laurie 😀

    • the last one seemed kind of mysterious too … and I thought the colors were nice. Sigh … I’ll get there.
      Hoping to get to look at everyone’s posts this evening!

  3. I can empathise with that feeling of anxiety. I once took a tumble down a flight of concrete steps, top to bottom and even now still take a momentary pause at the top of any flight before beginning the descent…….. It’s the memory of complete loss of control I think – on the plus side it keeps me conscious! 🙂

    I love the way you are able to capture the sparkle of ice crystals with your camera – magic!! 🙂

    • It is kind of like a window, isn’t it? I tried to frame it and give it a far off feel … thank you, Elina. We are supposed to get our first, real storm this week. We shall see …

    • I actually thought of you as I was typing up this post earlier today 🙂
      Hope you are finding some quieter times to breathe! I guess you all are expecting the big snow later this week, too, huh?

      • Funny you should say that. I bit the bullet and bought new cross country skis on Sunday. I heard more snow was coming and thought I should just dive in. My gear is “good to go”, I know the spot in Central Park that is right and all I need is the snow!

      • Oh how great, Mae!! I do hope you share some thoughts and a photo or two if the snow comes. Good for you for getting those skis! You deserve!

  4. One of the things I really love about pinecones is, they remind me of my dad. Not that he was a big fan or anything, it’s just there’s a giant spruce tree at the cemetery near by and it sheds tiny pinecones everywhere. I always pick up one and put it on Dads headstone, I don’t know why, I just need too. I guess it makes me feel like I’m leaving a little gift while I visit cause we both love nature. It’s nice when we have small rituals that sooth our hearts, I think. Anyways, thanks for that LB, I’m loving the sparkle too.

    • And I thought about this late last night … my concerns aren’t with lack of inspiration, but with frustration with a new camera that I can not figure out … mostly because of lack of time.
      I’m working on the frustration and just trying to learn. Unfortunately, I do lack patience 🙂

  5. I hear you…I take my camera with me when ever I leave the house as well, but sometimes I just don’t have time to stop or simply don’t feel it. I don’t think that is being negative, sometimes we have to do what we have to do. Your photos are always awesome…and I’m sure they will continue to be!!! Hope you have a great time testing bikes…I think some anxiety is to be expected.

    • Thanks Heather for the encouragement! My frustration is really more about not knowing how to use the camera, rather than lack of inspiration. I could stop dozens of times a day to shoot, but lately, I am just unhappy with the result. Someday soon, I HOPE, I’ll have time to learn the darn camera!

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