I had to create a few more images for this series.
Oh, the amusement of using our mind’s eye to create unusual scenarios.
to imagine a world filled with wonder…this requires some effort, especially when the world doesn’t seem so “wonderfilled” to me right now.
Ummm, let’s see…do I want to listen to the news all day, filling myself up with stories that make me feel fearful and angry—OR, do I want to do a little “wonder seeking” that could lead to something interesting that fuels me creatively?
If what we think about grows…
Today, my musings lead me to imagine my daughter, Willa swimming in a tower I photographed by the airport in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This image made me think about other possibilities of where else she might be swimming and that cracked me up…many more images to come, I’m sure.
Seek wonder—it is everywhere.
I am quite insignificant in the scheme of the world.
Rest is a sign of strength and self-preservation.
The Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland are on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Isn’t that an awesome name for a dramatic shore drive…Wild Atlantic Way? The Cliffs of Moher are 320 million years old. They have been used in films such as Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Father Ted and The Princess Bride. The trails on the Cliffs of Moher are part of network that enables walkers to walk town to town. Inn to Inn.
My husband and I got to see them from the ferry returning from Inisheer (part of the Aran Islands) as well. However, with huge sea swells we were too busy losing our “Full Irish Breakfast” into the sea to take in the beauty all around us. It’s a good thing we spent time walking the Cliffs the day prior. It will be a while before I’ll get in a boat with swells like that again. I’m always glad to have the story though.
I have such a strong connection to images of the road. They truly inspire me. These photos represent a journey, freedom, possibilities and being out of routine. Those are all such good things in my estimation. I’m trying to organize my photos in a way that creates a few “chapters” of my recent trip to Ireland. What an astoundingly beautiful country and such remarkably warm and wonderful people. If you’ve never been, start dreaming about some travel.
I hope you enjoy Ireland 2016—part one.
Red Moon/Lunar Eclipse—Sunday, September 27th
Sunset/Lake Champlain Ferry—Sunday, September 27th
“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
I was cleaning out computer files today. So I thought I would do an experiment to just quickly grab what images jumped out at me after I found this Emerson quote. And I can freely admit that I need this advice very much today personally. I am not writing from some high horse kind of adventurous, wonder-filled place. So, here’s what photos from my library I grabbed. Indeed life is a grand experiment and one in which we all want some love, adventure and a sense of wonder. Go do your experiments—it sure beats sitting around waiting for life to happen.