Some Photos & Fancies

Photographs; & questions you wouldn't think to ask yourself…


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Sometimes I just feel crossways with the world. I can’t get my point across or I drop everything in sight or I just don’t like anything. When I looked at this turtle, my Dad’s totem by the way, I realized that the turtle had just done exactly what he wanted to do. He got up on the log. No matter that he most likely wanted to get in line with it eventually, he had taken the first step and succeeded. So maybe being crossgrained or crossways isn’t as bad as it sometimes seems. Further, it could be the first step to a goal or to something that’s always been desired. After all it’s easier to cut a board across the grain than to rip it. Does being in line all the time strike you as interesting or goal oriented?


Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

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