Today we decorated the Christmas tree at my mom’s house. This tree was kind of special, as it was the first tree in the new house, it was the first real tree that Hannah had gone to cut down and it was the first tree that we decorated together. We also strung popcorn that night, which was another first for Hannah. I had a lot of fun and it was nice sharing these traditions with her. The tree turned out beautiful and I think a great Christmas is in store for the new house.
Like I said, there are some amazing things around us. On my way to class I noticed this blazing orange and red tree down an alley of still green trees. I almost walked right past it, but the tree made itself the center of attention. I had to stop and stand in the middle of the road to snap this photo.
The trees are beginning to change colors and Fall is upon us here in Central Indiana. This is my favorite season and it can be spectacular for shooting. It is amazing to look up and see the incredible colors. It is nature’s last hurrah before winter comes on and things go dormant. So take a minute to look up or around you. There are some amazing things around us.
Down a road I’ve traveled but a few times, I found the remaining structure of what was once a home. Burned down to only its frame. Charred on the sides burning all but the boards & memories. What happened here? Who was affected? Was anyone lost or hurt? What now, for those that have lost? Fire is devastating, possibly runing forever anything that stands in its way.
This photo was taken inside the home, shooting through what was once a window, a barrel was the only color left behind, besides the changing leaves from the fall air.
Timing. Everything in life is about timing. It can make or break a situation, relationship, ruin a good thing or make a good thing horrible. Tonight I believe some things in my life have come full circle. I’ve realized things I’ve suppressed for four years, cried & tried holding on to a piece of my past that wanted to run faster than a wild horse. Part of healing is letting go I suppose. Its hard to let go when you don’t have closure. I don’t know if tonight was closure or complicated things more than they had been.
Love isn’t black & white.
Red & green. Stop & go. Bright stars in the dark sky. What a day.
Chatting with a friend who turns out is more like me than I’d ever thought. For this opportunity I am so grateful. Yes, these are the same tracks I was just kicked off of ;-).
A quiet night on the tracks as the heavy fog began to set in, leaving a slight chill in the air.
‘Go find a new rose, don’t be afraid of thorns, cause we all have thorns.’
Roses. I’ve never been a fan. I’m not sure why. Maybe the lack of uniqueness they have, or the popularity they live in. Any rate, they have a beautiful vibrant floral look. Classy & strong. The thorns, they are hidden. Hidden beneath the beauty and strength in a world where they are already considered beautifully perfect. We use roses to symbolize love and beauty. Its all too obvious why.
I finally was able to shoot this train tonight. I remember going out to Danville for the first time last year to see Hannah, and I remember hearing the train from her house. Every time I went out there I would hear the train. It took me a while to find where exactly it was. I found the tracks but I never was able to catch the train. I tired several times and always missed it. I kept hearing it and it started to drive me nuts that I couldn’t find it to shoot it. Until tonight. I decided I would try one more time to look for it. I crossed over the tracks and saw a light coming. So I stopped and waited. And finally it came. It roared past me, horn blaring, and I started shooting. It was awesome. I loved it. I finally was able to shoot it.
Sick of the snow. Sick of the cold. Lillian is over being indoors, and it’s raining snow. We have no choice but to bundle up and brave the elements. We hit Skyles Test which is a local nature park that … Continue reading