It took a long time after digital photography came on the scene for me to become comfortable with it. Something about saving images on a hard drive, a flash drive or a CD rather than as a neat little negative felt too impermanent. It still does to be honest. But, the flip side is that you can click happily away without having to take out a bank loan to pay for film and processing. Ah, now that’s a good thing.
The other day I was sorting through some images and found a few I thought others might enjoy. If you have a moment, let me know what you think. I’m always interested in learning how other people experience the world around us.
The ice is gone, the frogs are out, and the earthy smell of damp leaves is in the air. It is time for a walk in the wetland.
When they were young, the boys eagerly dragged broken limbs and old stumps to build their fort, planning all the while how they would form a club, hold meetings, and conquer the wilderness.
That was then and this is now -- teenagers caught up in conquering the world of homework and teamwork, dating and decision making. The abandoned fort awaits a new cadre of conquistadors.
Old trunk, where did you come from? What have you seen? There is so much you could tell us, if we had not moved on with our lives and left you in this battered building to waste away. What could we learn from you?
When you look at this cloud formation, what do you see?
"Go ahead, say what you want to about my hygiene and housekeeping, but how many pigs do you know who have their own quilted curtain? Well, how many?"
Jan Corey Arnett©2011