Especially when you are having fun.
A full five years of Ursula’s Weekly Wanders PhotoBlog posts have passed, and I’m still wandering ~ sometimes revisiting favourite haunts, often exploring wonderful new places.
This last year has been as busy as ever, driving countless kilometres and racking up air-miles while still posting every week.
The various stories – of walks in cities and wildernesses, drives through glorious landscapes, ocean and river sails, and just plain enjoying music and dance – have come from twelve countries and one dependency on five continents.
I am continually blown away by the magnificent unspoiled scenery that is still around in this over-developed world, and I’ve been lucky enough to drive, walk, and sail through some spectacular terrain. When I can actually catch a photo of wildlife in one of these natural spaces, I’m ecstatic!
The elegance and ingenuity that is expressed through architecture and other man-made structures continues to amaze me, but it is the living arts of music and dance that I enjoy even more. And most of all, I love the generosity of people around the world – their willingness to stop and smile and be photographed.
We’ve had so many rich experiences over the years that some of my photo sets are starting to get old before I can get to them. Even so, the devastating earthquake in Nepal prompted me to return to some old prints, which I scanned on our rather mediocre scanner.
I try to alternate the regions that my posts relate to, so as to not bore my subscribers. As a consequence, one reader commented with astonishment when he knew a post actually corresponded to where I was rather than where I had been!
As always, I am grateful to my audience: whether you speak to me about posts, email me, comment on the posts themselves, “Like” my page on Facebook, or just show up as a stalker on Google Stats, I am glad you are there.
I am especially grateful to my ever-patient husband, who sometimes comes along, and who, among other things, often holds the umbrella.
I’m looking forward to another year of Weekly Wanders.
I hope you will join me – and share the site with your friends!