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Finding Photographic Inspiration

It’s been a hectic and eventful weekend so far. I’ll spare you the mundane details but will share a tidbit or two anyway. Took our 6 year old Australian Shepherd in on Friday to be neutered. Poor guy. Our neighbour was arrested and I literally spent hours on the phone doing interviews with the media that afternoon.

What was left of the afternoon media scrum. CBC’s satellite still up. Missed the roaming helicopter.


That caused me to be late in getting my environment column in on time — first time ever that has happened. Speaking of my environment column, the newspaper that it originally appeared in has closed down as of year-end but they have another paper for the rural community and my column will be a new weekly feature in there.


For those living in my neck of the woods, watch for my photos to appear in future issues of Peace Country Sun newspaper. The first 3 images, including the one above, will appear in the January 15th issue. Let me know what you think!

Since I was feeling a bit of cabin fever, I decided to take a long drive and look for some photographic inspiration. Found several different subjects but Mother Nature provided me with the best inspiration.


“Observe the wonders as they occur around you.” ~ Rumi

One final note. As some of you know, I’m a strong proponent of setting and attaining goals. I’m not much of a resolution-maker and I do feel there is quite a difference between the two. This year I actually have made a few resolutions and am pleased to report that I’m well on my way in keeping those resolutions. The main one is spending far less computer/online time and far more time living. I can’t tell you how refreshing and invigorating it is to spend so much less time on the computer. I tried it in the past but my frame of mind was not where it is now. I’m thrilled to say I’m actually in love with this ‘found’ time I’ve been experiencing living real life by drastically reducing my online time. I think more of us should take this on. I’ve missed a lot and I plan to make up for it in 2010!

So what has been inspiring you lately? Or, have you made any resolutions or set goals? Are you embracing those goals/resolutions? I know you can do it!


Don’t forget to add yourself as a fan on Facebook. Facebook fans will be eligible for some nifty rewards this year!

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Marcie - January 10, 2010 - 11:51 am

Stunning winter images. The snow absolutely glistens. And – I like the concept of ‘less’ computer time. YEAH!!!

Jen - January 10, 2010 - 11:55 am

What beauty you are surrounded with. But that said, you can have the cold temps, and heaps of snow. LOL.

We are luxuriating in temperatures warmer then those of Florida. Talk about Global Warming.


Toni - January 11, 2010 - 12:48 am

I’ve been implementing less computer time, initially due to busy-ness and then the surgery, but it has been a much needed break and I’m resisting getting back into it like I was. Hence a schedule of posting and blog visits! And if they don’t happen, they don’t happen. The world will not end.

Wonderful shots, Diane. You’ve had lots of snow up there.

Christine Edwards - January 12, 2010 - 3:26 pm

Mmmm, you neighbour must be “somebody” to attract all of that attention. Your shots are spectacular. I especially love the snow trail. I always like checking after a fresh snow to see who’s been wandering by during the night leaving behind a trail.

sherri - January 14, 2010 - 11:54 pm

Congratulations, Diane. Sounds like a wonderful opportunity.