"Go as far as you can see; when you get there you'll be able to see farther." ~ Thomas Carlyle
There are fire ants zooming around on the dry sand of my brain. They have names like ‘Search Engine Optimization’, ‘Keyword’ and ‘Metadata’, but I totally forget the rest of them. I never have been good at names.
I’ve spent the afternoon reading about blogs and blogging. So now you see. I had originally intended to do much more research before I got started, but honestly? Those fire ants just scattered the sand (read brain cells), and once the deeper and sneakier parts became exposed I discovered I was already signed up for my very own blog.
I do want to clarify that it is something that I’ve been thinking about for some time and I’m not completely unfamiliar with the concept. I do read blogs and sometimes even before I know they’re blogs. I actually think I’m on a website and then find out it’s a blog for Pete’s sake. I even have a little blog on my school library website, but it’s for school stuff only, of course.
The blogs I read are mostly to do with one of three subjects. One: school libraries, because that’s what I do for a living. I do love my job but I haven’t been reading much of those lately because I am on my summer holiday (for another couple of weeks) and I am taking full advantage of it. Two: nature and weather, the environment, because that’s my soul food. And three: photography and photo-art, because that’s my passion – and that’s my reason for starting this blog.
I take pictures. I take hundreds of pictures and I love to play with them. The above photo was taken from the shore of Island Lake South in northern Alberta where I was on a short holiday in mid July. I’m an early riser and was thrilled to have such a beautiful place to take a morning walk. After a few days of rain it was a sweet experience to see the promise of clear sky in the sunrise and waterlilies bobbing on the gentle ripples of the silent lake.
I post my pictures to Flickr, but I decided I wanted to start a blog because I often have a lot more to say about my experiences with being a fledgling photographer than I want to put in the descriptions of my Flickr posts. So this is to be the place for my ramblings on photography and photo-manipulation and I hope that I will have something to say that others interested in the subject will enjoy. I look forward to getting to know some other bloggers with similar interests.