It’s almost August and I’m playing catch up (hence the double post) as I missed a couple of days earlier this month. I took this one a while back during a visit to the Balboa Pier. I’ve gotten away from adding borders to my photos (something I used to do quite a bit because the blog template I was using required the extra definition) but I like the effect with this particular subject matter. Piers are, to my eye, a treasure trove of lines, angles and texture and have become one of my favorite things to shoot.
Thought I’d make an attempt to fight off the summer lethargy that’s been plaguing me so I took off this afternoon on what turned out to be a pretty epic nine-mile walk (two-and-a-half miles of which was actually a hike through Idyllwild’s beautiful Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail). I was almost home when I spotted this dilapidated old Dodge truck parked in someone’s driveway. Love the colors. Glad I had my iPhone with me!
It was crazy hot here in the mountains today (triple digits which is highly unusual) and so my energy level was quite low. If nothing else it gave me a chance to take a look through my archives where I found this iPhone snap of an abandoned bus I spotted while visiting Arizona a while back. Stay cool!
We need to revise how we think of aging. The old paradigm was: You’re born, you peak at midlife, and then you decline into decrepitude. Looking at aging as ascending a staircase, you gain well-being, spirit, soul, wisdom, the ability to be truly intimate, and a life with intention. ~ Jane Fonda
Aging is not ‘lost youth,’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength. It’s a different stage of life, and if you are going to pretend it’s youth, you are going to miss it. You are going to miss the surprises, the possibilities, and the evolution that we are just beginning to know about because there are no role models, no guideposts, and no signs. ~ Betty Friedan
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ~ C.S. Lewis
Yep, it’s my birthday. Hope you’ve enjoyed this little pep talk I’m giving myself. Have a great day!