Almost a year ago, I had a great experience at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. The Fall Photo Workshop pumped and refreshed my love of both the mountains and photography. Over three days, the 20+ attendees hiked over ridge lines to waterfalls, awoke before dawn to drive to sunrise vistas, stumbled in the brush among old abandoned cabins, and setup tripods in the middle of ice-cold streams while taking hundreds of pictures.
A few weeks ago, I received an email from the Institute inviting me to attend again, but due to work commitments, it just isn't doable. But they also added that Will Clay, the instructor for the past couple of decades was retiring from teaching the class after this fall. As part of the celebration, they asked prior attendees to each send one or two pictures from their time at the workshop.
So, I began looking through my pictures for two to send. I went through the ones we self-selected as our best at the workshop, and picked one of a seed …
On our last day in Petit Jean State Park, we decided to take one more hike. A short way into the pine forest at the start of the Seven Hollows Trail, we encountered a split in the trail. Which way would you go?
It turns out that it didn't matter. It was one long loop, and you saw all three natural attractions no matter which way you went.
This kind of reminds me of our blog. I keep starting and stopping, thinking I should make it a photo blog, maybe a commentary blog, or some sort of other blog, like something about essential tremor.
Then I realized its just like the sign -- it doesn't matter, because I can do it all in this one blog. So you may see pictures of the kids one post, a rant about cuts to social security in another, and info about ailments like essential tremor or glaucoma in a third. If I can do it, I'll tag posts so you don't see what you don't want to see.