Tree hugger

Look at me! I’m actually following through and working on my blog. *proud*

Today wasn’t much of a day in the grand scheme of things, but I did manage to get out and take a few snaps. I went from my neighborhood in MOT to the dock, to C-side, base, then down in the valley (I think I went to the valley twice?) and couldn’t find anything that spoke to me as if to say “shoot me, I will change your life.” So I ended up with a self portrait, a smack in the face for mother nature, and a weed from my back yard lol.

Just hold in there, the writing mightn’t be much of anything, but the pictures speak for themselves. It’s Friday, so I’m going to go and finish up this Ice Capp and probably put on a movie. Have a great weekend everyone, I’ll probably see you again tomorrow.

So what do you think, did I make detective?
They’re doing some ‘yard work’ up on base right now, I’m assuming that they’re replanting this.. if not, I’ll be pissed!
Pretty in small doses.

How it all started

This is an early post today, I got inspired while I was looking through my archive of photos. I do that from time to time. These next 3 photos are a few of my absolute favorites (that I’ve taken personally). But there’s something I want to tell you first.

I started taking photographs digitally for the first time in 2004 when I went to work as a Youth Coordinator. I had just gotten out of high school and was ready to take on the world, unfortunately, that wasn’t really the case. I had enrolled in the Visual Arts program at Bay St. George campus in Stephenville (ironically enough, that’s where I’m heading now!).

So I went to S’ville, checked out the place where I was to live, and the school,  got cold feet and came back home within the week. I struggled with depression for most of the fall, feeling like a complete failure until I had the opportunity to work at the local youth center. It was not what I had pictured my life to be, but it was money, and I needed that in order to live there.

I purchased my first camera, a Kodak EasyShare CX6445 because of that job, and I can’t really say that I regret any of it because of where I am in my life today. No doubt looking back now, all the tough times I experienced as a teenager shaped how I ended up (not too bad, if I do say so myself). Being creative throughout my childhood and into adult hood drove me to the career choice I’m venturing into, and this time, it finally feels right.

Without further a due, here are 3 of my favorites.

As a teen I never really fit in (or wanted to!) with the ‘in crowd’ so I spent all my time at the beach just down from my house.
This was taken one night some time ago when I had ventured to the beach with Kimo, I stood in the center of the graveyard to get this shot.
In my opinion, summertime is always a time for leisure and fun, and boy did Joder and I ever have fun when we were .. “not so concerned with what others thought” – type age.

Fly away from here

So I’ve already discovered these blogs will not be coming every day, and won’t always have photographs in them. However, that being said, still feel free to come back and check the place out because when I do get around to it, you know it’s gonna be magic.

Yesterday Aaron and I headed down to the dock to feed the birds.. like we usually do when we find stale bread in the refrigerator. After they had eaten they lined up along the edge of the dock and continued to make those classic gull noises. I caught this cute couple as they had finished their serenade.

Hope everyone’s having a great week. Happy Hump day.

Anticipation

This is what I mean by not posting a picture every day. I actually didn’t take any photos today, of anything.  Today was a very irregular regular day. I wrote a letter to the local town council today about garbage clean up around town, and in writing, I came to find that maybe I ‘do’ have the guts to become a Journalist.. and an activist at the same time. This pleases me.

I’m excited now about the possibilities, about moving to a new place, about packing and wrapping and unpacking and unwrapping. I love the organization of it all. I love that once we get to our destination that it will be ours, a house to ourselves with two bedrooms and two double beds. I won’t feel confined to either a living room with a loud TV while I’m trying to be creative, or a small bedroom where I have no choice but to sit on a 3×3 spot of carpeted floor or the bed. I love that I feel like I’m doing the right thing, after so many months of nagging regret that I threw away a ‘decent job’. This world needs me, connotation-ally.

The beginning

I’m now attempting to do a 365 project, a combination of blogging and photographs. Sometimes there may be only photographs, sometimes only words. I will be moving in August, and attending Journalism school in September. My schedule may (who am I kidding! will!) get hectic, so bare with me if I miss out on a few things here and there. Best of luck for a great summer, now, let us begin our Journey.

This photo was taken today at 9:04 PM. I took my point-and-shoot Camera with me today, a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC W110. It does what it needs to, and it really captured the beauty of todays sunset. See you tomorrow.