I am a horrible blogger

I must be, because while I have thoughts I want to post, on an almost daily basis, I never seem to do it…

In recent months I have been doing a lot of thinking, where do I want to go from here.  What do I want to do with the rest of my life?  What do I really want to be when I grow up…

For a long time I thought it would be related to food.  Cooking, smoking, curing, these are all passions I have and enjoy.  If you look back through here you will see some of the preparations I have documented, but there are so many more.  The wild thoughts of making my own pickles, just because I can and I want to do it better than some big company.

But the thing about cooking, I am too old to go back to culinary school, there is not enough left in these old knees to spend months and years bending to get things out of the chiller or spend hours prepping for a service any more.  Not to mention, I just don’t want to cook things I don’t like.  I’d make a lousy restaurant cook, I hate seafood.  I did it for a while when I was younger and thought that might be the direction I was going, or at least it was a direction when I was lost then too.

Ever since I started this latest phase of my life, I have been lost.  For the longest time after I separated, I wanted to find a forever home.  A company I could work for, dedicate my efforts to, stay with for the rest of my professional life, then retire.  That doesn’t exist in this world any more for the most part, at least in this part of the world.  The days of the gold pocket watch have passed for most people.

Mama Bear recently woke another of those long-lost passions in my life.  OK, OK, put the dirty thoughts away, not that kind of passion.

Photography…

Me going down into a cave with Mama Bear

Me going down into a cave with Mama Bear

Mama Bear has been a professional photographer off-and-on for many years.  Even with long breaks in the middle, she has worked hard to understand her craft and continue to pursue it.  Even though she isn’t where she wants to be, she is good and takes awesome photographs.  She can capture the spirit of an event, or of a person, moments in time.

For me photography isn’t quite as much art as it is to her I think.  I like the science behind the art.  I am an acceptable, technically proficient photographer, and I am working on learning more and getting better.  But my feeling isn’t for people, it isn’t for making someone come to life and freezing that moment in time, that is Mama Bear.  I don’t like people… 🙂

For me, the magic is in capturing the beauty in nature, not animals or flowers, but the architecture of nature.  Deep in caves, water contained by the physics that constrain it, the moon, the stars, the quiet beauty that passes when no one is looking.

The start of the September 2015 supermoon

The start of the September 2015 supermoon

 

The only downside?  Mama Bear pointed out that she’s going to get a lot more lenses out of this, and it is going to get expensive… LOL

 

The Witches Ball

The Witches Ball

Have a Happy and safe New Years eve and a wonderful 2017!!!

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