Some Photos & Fancies

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



STJ 2012 293b

One may know an area very well, even have strong impressions and know the temper of a place. But that place may not always seem familiar and safe and you may feel uncomfortable venturing out at times. This may alter your feelings for that place and you may find yourself rarely, if ever, venturing out at all. On the other hand you may find that your cozy home provides too much comfort and you must get out and explore or become stir-crazy. When you do manage to emerge an adventure is just the thing to make home a good place to come back to. You may venture out into your familiar places or take a chance on someplace new and exciting. Whatever you choose you might feel a sense of anticipation and excitement at what you may find in your travels, long and short. It is important that you do not have specific expectations, even if you have specific plans, as those are more than likely to come to nothing, or very little. Venturing out should provide you with new sights, sounds, tastes, and touches and with new feelings and emotions about them. You could also go out with a specific purpose in mind, but don’t expect complete success, expect to find your undertaking to be an experiment more than anything else. If you feel apprehensive or uncomfortable, but not unsafe, it is a good idea to continue risk your comfort and allay your apprehensions by continuing with your plans. After all, how can you learn and expand your horizons without experimenting with adventure? You could poke a hole in whatever your apprehensions may be and crawl through the hole into an even more varied and interesting world. Besides, it’s fun to explode some of the less flattering theories you may have formed about yourself. Venturing out can be a real adventure and is more likely to be so the more positive you are about it. Does a venture into adventure tickle your fancy?


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.

5 thoughts on “Venturing

  1. It is hard to say, I feel that I don’t have that thing inside that push you into adventures I’m more like calm and I like to know what it is around, no surprises.

  2. I love a good adventure, and I love reading your blog, you truly are inspiring!! Thank You

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