Interstitial 127: Dud

Mt. Hood looked fabulous on the drive home, but had begun to darken by the time I reached this viewpoint. What a great excuse to play in Photoshop! This photo was leveled, grayscaled, and filtered. For some reason, I’m drawn to this grainy look.

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Interstitial 88: Third Place

Portland has the third most depressing winter in the U.S.; Anchorage, Alaska, is first and Seattle, Washington, is second. Source: The Cities With the Most (and Least) Depressing Winters

Anyone living here wouldn’t disagree the winters are dark. While many of us find a quiet beauty in the gloom, the sun is never taken for granted and we certainly rejoice when it warmly smiles on us.

P.S. Blog readers, I’m sharing the color version with you via the featured image for this post. I decided to go with the black and white as I felt it fit better with what I wanted to say. Enjoy both versions!

 

Interstitial 44: Natural Communion

My spirit is uplifted when spending time in nature – a great way to start the day. Something I need, and I need to do more of. When I don’t commune with nature, I start forgetting that I need it. It’s not just me. Time spent in nature – even our own backyards – benefits our health, physically, spiritually, and psychologically.

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he[she] seeks.” ― John Muir