Birthday Blues

I’ve been feeling a little down as I brace myself for the impact of finishing another trip around the sun tomorrow. Not sure why this one is hitting a bit harder than most, but it has been a rough approach.


Then I see this picture my wife took of me earlier in the week and it takes me right back to that moment when time stood still. I was so caught up in what I was doing right then that I am positive the clock stopped for a spell.

Maybe that is why I love photography so much. At its essence it is truly the freezing of time.

And is there any better gift to an old man than completely stopping time in its tracks?


I may not have a giant bank account, but I am rich. I have many blessings to be thankful for. Great family and friends are right at the top of that list.

Let’s get this party started!

BTW, this was my view:


Posted on October 19, 2014, in photography. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Happy whatever-eth birthday 🙂 Been on this beautiful rock for 53 years, and I can’t believe I’m still here. Which is why we need to appreciate what we have, eh.

    That doesn’t look like any black bear I’ve seen, was that just a seasonal fur coat, or a Grizzly?

    • Hey Jeff, thanks. Definitely taking time to appreciate.

      That is a female grizzly from Monday morning on a quick 3 day trip to Yellowstone. We were fortunate to see a grizzly all 3 days – but oddly enough, no black bears.

  2. These are fabulous shots and the thoughtful writing only enhances them. Glad to have found your blog!

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