“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
Every once in a while, I feel the need to take a retreat. This usually happens after lots of activity, like travel, work, Spanish classes, day-to-day – particularly when I haven’t taken time to do much photography, just for the sake of photography – photography only. What I mean by that is doing photography simply for the joy of it, getting up at 4:30 AM, heading out, waiting for sunrise, welcoming in the morning. I have been utilizing those early mornings to go walking. I enjoy the light during my walk, take a few photos with the iPhone, and continue on. It’s kind of an either/or proposition. The evenings have been reserved for Tai Chi, and/or Spanish, though I find my interest in Tai Chi waning a bit, but that’s another story. The weekends, catching up on things that I may have missed out on, or perhaps spending time with Vanessa. A full life, to be sure.
I’ve been doing quite a bit of photography, mostly with my iPhone, as I’m doing other things such as walking around town, in the case of this photo, downtown Akron; however, I really miss getting up early. I think that perhaps this weekend, I might head towards The Blue Ridge Parkway, spend the night, get up early in the morning and head to Linville Falls, or perhaps Catawba Falls, a couple of places that I’ve yet to photograph, but really want to. With all of the rain that we’ve been having, the falls should be quite a sight, though Catawba falls may be inaccessible because you have to cross the river to get to the falls and it might be a bit flooded. Linville Falls, however, my be a different story. We’ll see.
I really enjoy writing, but feel that I’ve not had much to write about without repeating myself. Hopefully this mini-retreat will spawn some ideas and restore my ‘song’. However, I am still encouraged/inspired by those bloggers who keep plugging along, day after day with something good to say. I often find myself thinking: I wish that I would have thought of that!