Daily photo—a new project
A few years ago, the book One Thousand Gifts (Ann Voskamp) inspired many of us to begin looking for and listing daily blessings—things for which we are grateful. I made my own list of 1000 gifts—a project I chronicled on this blog.
Part of the fun of finding one thousand gifts for me was taking photos. Somehow recording many of those blessings in photo form made them more real for me and had me seeing special things in places I would never looked if I hadn’t had a camera in hand.
I’ve continued to take photos in that way, but now I rarely share them. As I was looking through my i-Photo collection last night, I asked myself—what good is a photo if not shared? Oh sure, I enjoy looking at it, but maybe it would brighten someone else’s day as well.
And so I have set myself a new challenge—to post a photo a day here on my photo blog (well, almost every day… I’ll try; we’ll see). These may be photos that I’ve taken on the day they’re posted, or that are from my photo collection (that [Yikes!] begins in 2006 when I got my first digital camera).
I’m starting off with recent signs of spring, seen on walks around the town in which I live.
The spring birds are back. We hear them more than see them. But a week ago today (Feb. 9/15) I caught sight of this one, silhouetted in a tree. The morning light didn’t allow me to make out what it was, but when I got it on my computer, a little tinkering (as in taking out the shadows) revealed a very handsome robin.