When I started my Photo of the Day challenge on Instagram, I really wasn’t sure how it was going to go, where it was going to take me, or even how long I was going to do it. One month? Two? Well now we’re nearly to the end of the third month of the year and I’m still posting.
I’m liking the challenge of trying to show my city from new perspectives, or even just showing off my city to begin with. If I go somewhere new or take part in a festival or other really incredible event, like the Yoga on the Bridge in early March, I’ll spread out photos from the event over the course of several days (or weeks if I travel somewhere new), and it’s a fun way to draw out what I was feeling from that day. It’s also been fun visiting past moments when I wake up and I think about what kind of picture I want to post.
What do I share? Dallas places and events, the beautiful, sunny weather we’ve been having, travel and spring. I look up and see the most amazing flowers just blooming on the trees and think yes, this I have to share! Spring is finally here – officially – and that makes me incredibly happy. I love seeing these blossoms that seem to have come out overnight.
And it’s been really fun when on occasion I glance back to look at the last several weeks to see what was going on or what I was thinking about. I get excited when I visit one of my favorite places or somewhere new, like the butterflies when I visited the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens for the first time. The problem then was trying to figure out which butterflies to share first!
Will I continue on into quarter two of the year? I’m thinking so. There are a lot of really fun things coming up that I can’t wait to share, so look for me on Instagram! And on here too, of course.
Last night I went to a talk about James Madison that came with a slideshow of Montpelier. While this morning I haven’t come across photos from my last visit to Madison’s home, I have other photos of the Virginia countryside. I only lived in the shadows of the Blue Ridge mountains for a few years, but Virginia will always have a place in my heart. It is stunning land there in Virginia. Absolutely stunning.