This year, I made it a goal to take photos every day, and along the way, I've given myself a few challenges to capture new sights and step out of my comfort zone. These photos are all prodcuts of having remembered to look up.
Adventure awaits. With a camera in hand, I think that any experience of travel, close to home or across the ocean, can be a great adventure. Whether it is planned in detail or on a whim, there is always something new to learn and beauty to be experienced.
Last month, a number of my best friends and I travelled to a little town in Ohio, called Troy. Home of aviation pioneering and kind folks, the weekend we arrived in town, it also was home to 20,000 fans of Mumford and Sons (and theirmusicalfriends). All in all, the band and this little town put on a stopover to be remembered.
While awaiting the highlight of the weekend, when Mumford and Sons would take the stage, we met a young father and lawyer from Troy. He was a big fan, to say the least, of his hometown, and he was glad to have us, and the other thousands of folks camping in the midst of their town, there to visit. Among the laughter filled conversation, he encouraged us in our still youthful years to travel as much as possible and never come home the same. He was onto something.
As the weekend wound down and we road tripped home, I found myself grateful for the time away, for being reminded of the importance of family, the goodness of friends, the beauty of mustaches, new creative inspiration and the unexpected joys of adventure.
If you want to feel alive, then learn to love your ground. - Mumford
I'm excited to start a little home online for beautiful things in my life that makes up a good life. I believe that beauty can lift us up to something greater than the everyday, to something that can truly satisfy where beauty leaves us longing. Enjoy looking, reading, connecting and sharing in this blessed life I lead.