My main hobby, in case you didn’t know, is photography. I love landscape photography, but there are many other types I enjoy as well. I normally schedule my free time to include a photography outing of some sort. Even a trip to Costco might also include a visit to the nearby arboretum.
Lately I have been trying some creative editing. My most recent artistic endeavor is the #softfocus, click on the link and tell me what you think.
I also enjoy writing, although I don’t do near as much of it as I should.
Writing is a skill that needs to be practiced; and often. This blog, another hobby, helps with that, although anymore, the only creative writing I do is for Friday Fictioneers.
Friday Fictioneers is a wonderful weekly exercise in flash fiction. I have gained so much from participating in this challenge; not just the writing lessons, but also, the wonderful blogging friends I have added to my circle.
I do miss, however, creating poetry for Velvet Verbosity. I quit participating when the challenge changed hosts. The timing was just gone. I tried writing poetry last year throughout the month of April but I don’t feel like I ever really got my groove back. Sometime, I suppose I will try again. But not now.
Now it’s about to be autumn and I love me some autumn!
And blogging. I definitely love blogging. I just got notice that I registered with Word Press seven years ago, though if you look you will see that my first blog post wasn’t until November. It’s here. Previously I had a different website. I was still exploring my options, researching what makes a good post, how many words is the norm, and on and on. Finally I decided to blog for me, and for my kids after I am gone…(they are not reading it now..I promise you!)
But maybe, after I am gone.
Next, with no intentions of grandiose in mind, I took over a windows challenge and made it my own. I ran A Lingering Look at Windows from my first post on January 17, 2013 through 2017 and even now I still tag it to share a window or two. I can’t even tell you the memories and friends I made through that challenge!
I’ve hosted a couple of other challenges since, not nearly as successful. I love architecture and tried, to connect with A Lingering Look at Architecture. Again, I do this mostly for me so I wasn’t really dissuaded. I feel if you start pandering to an audience you lose the flavor. So I share what I love and I love autumn. I hope you will join me in my latest challenge, one I have been hosting for a few years now, Festival of Leaves, details are at the end of this post, but first, some beautiful autumn pics from years past.
To learn more about my upcoming Festival of Leaves Challenge be sure to click here.