Are We There Yet?

Are we there yet?  Is it the end of the year when I get to stop posting a photo a day?  OK, OK, I shouldn’t be complaining.  I’m the one who signed up for this and made the commitment.  Someone asked me today why I did it and my instant reply was that it was a commitment I made to myself, and a new adventure.  The truth is that I have received so much personally from this endeavor … more than words can adequately express.

You see, I’ve met some extraordinary people – fellow bloggers who are doing the photo a day project and some who are not.  I just like what they have to say and share with the rest of us.  I like who they are as people; as contributors to this beautiful planet we live on.  I would probably never know what Istanbul looks like if it weren’t for Nia and Africa if not for Bulldog. So many others, too, and not enough time to name them all. And I’ve gotten closer to people whom I already knew but felt free to make comments on my posts.  It brought out a dialogue that we might not have had.

And last, but certainly not least … looking at the world through a camera lens has proven to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is such beauty in the things that we take for granted like shoes, petrified cacti, rain water on a driveway, a bumper sticker on a car, statues, a celery stump and people on the street.  I could go on and on but I won’t.  Time is short and there’s some frozen yogurt calling my name right now 🙂

I still haven’t caught up with everyone’s blog postings that I follow.  Hopefully I’ll get there soon.  Today’s photo is of some poinsettias I spotted while shopping.  I underexposed to bring out some texture in the leaves.  Red is just so darn hard for me to shoot.  Namaste’

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