Dark nights

The dark winter nights are starting to wear on me.  But there is still beauty to be found, though I find myself searching harder and harder to find beauty I haven’t seen already.

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Last night found me bored and restless, and therefore out on a wet night in a familiar old haunt:  Shipshewana, Indiana.  I had thought to capture more of what I have captured in the past, and was pleasantly surprised to find the remnants of an ice carving festival.  The weather has been less than cooperative for an ice carving festival, and most of the ice was lying in glistening chunks on the ground.

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As I have an affinity for “shiny,” it was the perfect night to shoot.

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And so.

It’s been a year since I have posted anything to my lonely blog. I find myself missing it after the holiday’s, it seems.  So much has changed in my life since I first created this page, and the 365 page previous to it; divorce, name change, address change, semi-adult children, new camera. But the same me.

Gene Stratton Porter Winter 2014

Gene Stratton Porter Winter, Early 2015

In the years since the divorce, I found out a bit about the motivation behind my initial 365:  escape.  Escape from silences, escape from sadness, escape from an unraveling marriage.  I don’t need my camera any longer.  Now I occasionally enjoy it. And only Very Occasionally do I edit the photos I shoot.  Case in point:  the photos I am posting tonight. Shot a year ago, likely right after my last post, transferred to a flash drive when I gave the a230 to my daughter and forgotten.

Gene Stratton Porter Winter 2014

Gene Stratton Porter Winter, Early 2015

Let’s see how long it takes to do my next post…

Gene Stratton Porter Winter 2014

Gene Stratton Porter Winter, Early 2015

Gene Stratton Porter Winter 2014

Gene Stratton Porter Winter, Early 2015

Gene Stratton Porter Winter 2014

Gene Stratton Porter Winter, Early 2015

Gene Stratton Porter Winter 2014

Gene Stratton Porter Winter, Early 2015

February 3 – Something on the Floor.

Day 34 - Something on the Floor
We spent the day in Battle Creek, MI at the M66 Bowl watching Michael and the other Sturgis Trojan bowlers in a tournament. Good news: we made it there and back on very snowy roads. Good news: I got a neat shot of the floors at the bowling alley by putting my camera on my camera bag and using my timer to get a 3 second exposure. Great news: Michael got 8th place and our JV team took 7 of the top 10 spots! Proud mama!