To the Root

Winter Floret

I'm glad that I make it a habit to revisit the many folders of photos that I tend to accumulate. They have become so much more vast since I took on the {366} Photographic Journal. Trying to manage so many photographs can prove to be a daunting task. Sometimes I fall behind, although I've been very proud of the fact that I have yet to lapse completely. At times, I've feared that I would forget to take a photo ruining the entire year, but I have daily reminders in place to try and prevent that from happening. Anyhow, these two photos are from a walk I took around Bass Lake a couple weeks ago. I found them, and realized that I in fact did like them. I suppose that my frame of mind at the time these were downloaded wasn't really keen on the notion of dead flowers; I don't really know either way. Which brings me back to the fact that it's good to go back. Oftentimes, I will find something I wasn't ready to see in a certain way until I've had some time away. Does that happen to you?


Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.

~King Whitney Jr.

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  1. jm put comments in wrong box, need to get some sleep

  2. yeah...sometimes you have to put things away and comeback to. I do that at work when I'm designing. Sometimes when I design something I really don't like it much. But if I walk away and come back to it, I can get a new perspective and see what I could change.

  3. Dead flowers just have a different kind of beauty. Frail and mournful.
    My husband thinks I am weird like that :)
    Most art needs to be walked away from sometimes.
    I used to be like that with writing, though the immediacy of blogging has changed that rather :)

  4. Totally happens to me too... snap a pic and look at it later in a totally different mindset and wow, magical things can happen.

    I love the quote you put up on change too - and Vegas agrees ;-)

  5. POD: No worries....

    1218: I can see how that would really help with designing....

    sian: I'm with you there, I normally like dead flowers, you're right in the fact that they have a different kind of beauty.

    technodoll: I knew you'd understand....glad you liked the quote...I can really relate to it right now....