Of course this time of year brings rest from the warm weather activity but it also brings a large dose of boredom. The snow doesn’t motivate me to take pictures when it is freezing cold and the thought of standing there with a tripod loses it appeal. Then January becomes the time for planning the next years photography adventures. A trip to the mountains or a flight across the sea. There are so many places that I haven’t seen yet I am not sure where I want to go.
What keeps coming to mind is a break somewhere with beach. I am thinking about getting a cottage by the ocean somewhere by myself. I would like to have time to draw, write and think. The idea of drawing is inspired by a pastels class that I am taking. The pace slows down when I draw and I forget about the world outside and just enjoy what I am looking at. Well I will keep researching and see what I end up doing. I think the adventure out with nature would be most rewarding for the soul.
A trip to Tennessee this year to take a photo class will be a highlight. I have never been and there is the promise of wildlife pictures on this course. Despite the 12 hour drive to get there I am sure the removal from Iowa will feel like a shift into another world. The land in spring opening up for the rain and shaking off the cold winter makes me smile. I have a new Fuji XT1 that is waiting for it’s day in the field. I hope it lives up to the promises of my Canon- which will be going to.
For now I keep up the brave face and soldier on through winter. My time is coming and my world will explode once again with possibilities.