Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal



The Weekly Photo Challenge at WordPress is Renewal. I thought about posting a more traditional vision of renewal (which, to me, is springtime). I have lots of photos that would work. However, I decided to choose the photo above. On the surface it looks nothing like renewal, however when I look at it that is exactly what I think about.  This photo represents the renewal of my heart and soul over the past year.

This photo was taken exactly one year ago today. I was going through a terrible, scary depression (I wrote about it here). It was the darkest, lowest point in my life. I felt like I fell into a hole and I couldn’t climb out of it. This photo represents the state I was in. Dark, dead, and black and white.

But this past year has been amazing. Personal relationships are better than they have ever been  and I feel like a better, much happier person. I feel like my soul has grown. I feel stronger. A year ago I went through a winter, but this past year has been a springtime.

I am looking forward to summer.

Flickr Time Machine – invisible mountain


Ghost Mountain

My brainz are full of fog today so we are pulling a Flickr Time Machine post out of the hat. This photo was taken on this day in 2010. It is a photo of Mt. Hood reflected in Trillium Lake (one of my favorite places to photograph). I had just purchased the new iPod touch (the one with a camera) and was going a little nuts with Hipstamatic. I have since moved on to an iPhone but I have to admit, I loved using that iPod at the time. I loved that it was always there with me in my pocket. Way easier to carry than my big-old slr.

Also:  :looks at calendar and realizes: that TODAY is my three year anniversary of moving to Oregon!

Trillium Lake


Hi there!!

I spent a week prettying up my blog and then I go and ignore it!

The photo above was taken with my new iPod camera. I’m really having fun with it! Because of the convenience I would like to start taking a snapshot a day with it. I’m trying to find places to post these photos and I’ve come across Dailybooth. I started a “booth” over there to check it out. I think the site has lots of potential but I’m not sure about the community. I have some reservations. What do you think about it?Trillium Lake