In my daily walks with my dog, Aero, we pass by the local elementary school every day. The setting winter sun illuminated the almost-full moon that hung just over the school as if to announce the coming of the winter solstice.
As a school kid, I always loved this time of year. Excitement permeates the air as children of all ages prepare to take their school winter break. There is a palpable holiday buzz in the air in anticipation of (dare I say Christmas) parties and shows! Holiday decorations are everywhere, Christmas music plays in stores and radios.
As mid-winter prepares to fall upon us, we can now reflect on the past year and what the new year will bring.
The theme of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is New Horizon.
Another thought came over me about new horizons while literally shooting the moon. My 20/16 vision saw what my phone camera could not. Endless flocks of snow geese flying, silhouetted against the moon, their unified formations winging them to their winter home in the bird sanctuaries of Northern California.
How I wish I could have captured that moment. You will have to use your imagination!
I have asked several bloggers who always have stunning photos, what kind of cameras do they use? The best answer so far (in terms of my budget) was from fellow Northern Californian and photo-blogger who shares his work on The Petaluma Spectator Blog. Please stop by his blog and check out his photos. Like me, he also faithfully participates in the Weekly Photo Challenge.
What’s on my new horizon for 2017? A brand, spanking new Panasonic Lumix 3000, known as a bridge camera! I’ll be starting out my new year with new, hopefully, amazing photographs. Not only did Frank recommend this camera, he sent me some other information to get me started.
What a great way to end the year. And the start of a new year and new horizons.
What will 2017 bring you? What are you hoping for? Share with me in the comments.
Thanks for reading,