Hi everyone. It’s great to see you again. I thought I would post something in line with the New Year starting today, and I came across this picture which I took on a hike a few months ago. It was just before sunset, and even though we were underneath some heavy tree cover, the golden light of the sun managed to sneak through and illuminate this felled tree edge on. It was perfect for seeing all the rings representing the many years it had been growing. Obviously, the limb was deliberately cut. I see this often when hiking a few days after a big storm. This guy probably came out on the loosing end of a heavy wind gust, and came down across the trail. The park ranger must have cut it up, and left it to the elements. I’m sure there will be mushrooms all over it next spring. I tried to count the rings, but found I will need an upgrade on my eyeglass prescription before that happens. It’s somewhere around 20 or so, I think. Not exactly a General Sherman Redwood, but no less important in my book. It had seen a few New Years come and go, sort of like all of us.
For 2016, I want to concentrate on making the work I do count for something. I want to balance my time properly so work, and leisure activity, each get their fair, and necessary share, of my efforts. If you like, you can join me in one of my “First 100 Day Plans”. This year, that is April 9th, because of leap year. I’ve formulated a few tasks I would like to complete by the 100th day of the year. Here we go:
- Stop drinking Soda…Forever this time
- Lose 20 pounds…that’s less than 2 pounds a week
- Establish a routine where I hike/photoexplore (my own word) a least 3 times every 2 weeks.
- Take this blog to the next level, with more posts and tutorials
- Finish reading the Harry Potter series…I’m stuck on Goblet of Fire, and I refuse to watch the movies until I’m done!!
To be fair, I make a separate list for work, but I’m sure you could care less about that, so I’ll leave it out. What do you say? April 9th? Make you own list, and get cracking. Whatever you choose to do, or not do, have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year, and I’ll see you back here soon!