Off Prompt

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It started snowing today.  And I am not a huge fan of food photography unless a restaurant stages the meal, so I am going off prompt today and sending you a shot from my favorite park.

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A Snowflake

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I am not a fan of snow.  I am also not a fan of winter.  I will take hot over cold any day.  I couldn’t find one thing in my entire house that had a snowflake on it.  That should be proof enough of how much I hate the cold.  If you had read any of my earlier posts, I mentioned that I make fleece baby blankets for my friends, and that I had kept every corner piece I had cut out of all of the ones I had ever made and given away.  This blanket was one that I had made specifically for myself.  So after a day of really trying to think hard about how I was going to accomplish this prompt, I finally gave up and decided to turn in.  Just as I lifted the covers, I stared right at this snowflake.  Talk about a facepalm moment.

When I am having a lazy day, this is where you will normally find me.  Curled up in bed with at least 5 layers of fleece or mink blankets (I am in a basement apartment – its like a meat freezer in here), playing on my phone or watching netflix.  I am also guilty of throwing back the covers to jump out of bed to run to the kitchen for a snack and hopping right back in bed…..with my snack.  On the weekends, I try really hard not to move much and wait until the very last second of needing to physically get up and grab a shower.  Summer time is a completely different story.  I am up early and to bed late.  If I weren’t a Christian, I would totally worship the sun.   Can I get an amen?

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Winter Sports

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I’ll admit.  I am not a fan of the subject today.  We didn’t get very much snow last night and I was stuck in an office all day so I wasn’t able to meander about.  I was too late to catch the kids sledding down the big hill at the community park near my work, but I ventured out anyway at lunchtime and braved the 16 degree temp. (maybe you can call that being a winter sport? HA!)  Today was one of those days that I took nearly 70 pictures and didn’t like a single one, even after edits.  I am my own worst critic.

This one, I think, best represents a little about me.  I love being out in nature.  Walking in the woods, seeing the sunlight streaming through the trees, and hearing all the different bird calls overlap each other in song.  Even in the dead of winter, things seem so much quieter out there, so peaceful.  I don’t get out there often, but when I do, it is a real breath of fresh air.

I am going to try to stick more to the subject, I feel like its a bit of a fail if I don’t deliver what I am supposed to.  I thought this was going to be a piece of cake, it’s turning out to be really hard!  I think it’s because I just want to do a good job and get better.  Here’s to tomorrow!

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