REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A month gone already?

I enjoy my retirement, but I realize I've been retired for almost 10 years!  I can't think of anything significant that I've accomplished during that decade ("decade"?  It sounds so long!), but I'll use the excuse that my husband is still working.  What I love is the opportunity to make crafting messes and leave them if I feel like it....and I can hop in the car and take a little drive in the country looking for subjects to photograph and then spend hours on the computer playing with the images.   This image is from my recent follow-up appointment for my new hip and the "all clear" for a year.  It's a 60-mile drive through farm and ranch lands bordered by the Elkhorn Mountains to the west and the Eagle Caps of the Wallowas to the east.   On the trip back, the sun was lower in the west and there was a beautiful golden glow to the winter scene.  Those snow-covered Wallowa Mountains are majestic any time of year.  As a retiree, I realize that I can take this drive anytime I like.
(Sweet Shot Tuesday )



21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that is gorgeous! and congrats on the 'all clear' report, too!

Angie said...

Well, good for you! Evelyn, I think you're just wonderful. :) xo

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Absolutely stunning, Evelyn. It's got everything -- mountains, water, blue skies and a barn. :)

Pink Tree Studio said...

This is gorgeous, Evelyn! What beautiful country you live in!

Laura said...

Wow, such beautiful colours and scenery. Great news on the 'all clear'. You desire the you time and doing all the things you enjoy!

Susan said...

Spectacular!!!!

Amanda said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous photo. I love the color, the composition, the barn to the right. What a beautiful photo.

Pat said...

What a beautiful scene!

Nics Cahill said...

Gorgeous photograph - you are tremendously accomplished being able to take stunning pics like this. I really enjoyed visiting your blog. Happy Tuesday

Tricia said...

Oh my goodness, that's gorgeous! What a view :)

Zinnia said...

What a gorgeous place you can drive through from you.That's such a beautiful scene with the mountains and the golden glow.

How wonderful to be retired and enjoy so many things and for a whole decade already!

I need to wait until next year before I can think of becoming a retiree!

Bridget Larsen said...

hahaha your short drives must take forever

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a beautiful scene! The golden tones paired with the snowy mountains are amazing. :)

Reena Walkling said...

Love your banner!!! As well as the photo. I do like being retired as well ... seems an odd word to use cause I don't feel 'retired' but pursuing other interests I put aside during my career.

Cathy said...

This is amazing! And I loved your comments about retirement. I just retired after teacher school for years! I wake up every morning feeling like it is the first day of summer! It is wonderful.

The Hill Hangout said...

Gosh, that's stunning! The colors are incredible! Visiting from Sweet Shot Tuesday to say hi!

elizabeth said...

What a gorgeous shot! Your header with the birches is amazing too. You've got talent my friend!

lisa said...

Oh Evelyn, I wholeheartedly disagree with you!

I have only "known" you for about a year, and I think you have done so many significant things. Just look at your photography, and your wonderful work at Beyond Just Black and White! I think all of this is VERY significant (and so beautiful too!).

I am so looking forward to the day when I can wake up and say, "Okay, today it's just me and my camera, and a long ride to wherever!"

Connie Smiley said...

Gorgeous! The light here is so lovely.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Oh my goodness, Evelyn, that view is so very very beautiful! I can see me living there & waking up every morning to that view! You're absolutely right, too, those mountains - Majestic! =) I want this shot blown up & hung on my wall!!! I'll email you bout that!

Ida said...

Wow! This one is amazing and would make a wonderful wall photo or a great jigsaw puzzle. Love it.