Tuesday, November 29, 2011
It would have been easy, convenient and down right predictable to capture an image at Thanksgiving of the bird, the dinner table or the carnivorous, tryptophan laced guests around the dinner table, but I didn’t, that’s just not my style.
Instead this year on Thanksgiving weekend, I set off on picture taking adventure and gave thanks to Mother (i.e. Mother Nature) and the grand queen of the Rockies, the great state of Colorado. Not many states can provide you the vistas or the golden hour colors as a November day in Colorado. When Mother Nature intervenes and grants you sunny skies and 70+ degrees how can you complain?
This year I gave heartfelt verbal thanks and expressed my true blessings on “Tday” to my family members, my dog and my 8,000 friends at the Turkey Trot in Washington Park. I spent the balance of the weekend taking images and enjoying the great Colorado outdoors and appreciating the freedoms and the rights we have in this great country.
It may sound a little too overly patriotic or semi-pedantic but, there are days you just need to sit back, soak it all in and appreciate the planet and the place that you are in!
I did however appreciate the way in which facebook allows us to share our thanks like never before!
"I want to help paint Uncle Charlie." I hear my niece Willow say from across the market. For most people Thanksgiving means eating a big meal with your family, but in my family we work with food so that's out the window. Thanksgiving Day is the only day the market is closed until Christmas. We take this time to decorate the market. Most of my family gets together early on Thanksgiving morning to hang garland, string up lights and paint the window. There is always something that can be done. For us it's the only day of the week we can finally relax.
We live in a highly mechanical world. Advances in technology has become a daily change in our lives. As technology gets better, everything becomes faster. News, health, and even entertainment. I have an app on my phone that will allow me to acces my laptop no matter where it is granted it has an Internet connection. Now that's fast!