Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring is in the Air.

In the past week, Spring has been in the air, and with it the feelings of a fresh start, new beginnings. As I sat at my computer this morning my blog sprang to mind. I haven't touched it for over a year. I remembered blog posts I had written from my "big adventure" last year but had not published.  I had not added photographs to them. While travelling, it was too hard to sort through the thousands of pictures I had taken,  to edit and upload them using only my iPad.  Travelling through India and Nepal in particular, I had very limited access to the internet due to frequent power cuts. For me, photographs are an intrinsic part of my blog,  so even though I had several posts written, I didn't publish them.

Once I returned from my trip, life became very busy,  I had  only three weeks when I didn't have visitors from June to November. That does not include the Easter period, the trip back to Ireland and the one to Northern Cyprus.

This year has begun more sedately, I have managed to be in the one place now for over two months and no plans to travel until a trip back to Ireland in May. It has helped me restore balance in my life. This, combined with the lovely warm Spring weather last week has caused a stirring, a rumbling urge within me. It is no longer itchy feet, searching for a road I have not yet explored. It is urge to do, to create. 

People have always told me I am creative. I don't think I ever really believed them. I think it is because I associated being creative with being super talented. I have a brother a sculptor, another a talented chef, who can also build houses, a niece who has won a young Designer of the Year award...and the list could go on. These I considered creative.

With me it is different.  I now accept I am creative. My creativity takes many different forms. While working, I loved to plan school concerts, or a new European schools project. I have rediscovered knitting, I love to try out new recipes, found, as my fingers wander through the wonderland of Pinterest. Many of these are now in a folder, marked and annotated, with my own adjustments, discovered after trying them out, instead of languishing in my Pinterest folders. 

Most of all I have rediscovered my passion for photography. When I retired, my school community made me a presentation. I bought a new camera as I planned to travel. But since my trip to Sri Lanka the camera has been languishing in it's nice leather case. However,  last November, the  H3A group to which I belong began a Photography Workshop. The dust has been blown off my camera. It is now an itchy trigger finger on the camera button that has me out and about, full of excitement and enthusiasm, full of the joys of Spring.

I have decided to dust off my previous blog posts, written but not published and to add in the missing photographs. After that we will see!

8 comments:

  1. Yeh! Welcome back to the blogosphere.

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    1. Thanks Annie, Hope I will follow through this time!

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  2. Nice to have you back. Love your photos of your travels. Look forward to your previous blog posts.

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  3. Welcome back from me too Mary. I'm one of the lucky ones, I've sampled those delicious dinners. From the first course to the last course, your cooking leaves me wanting more and I so hate leaving your table!
    You don't do anything by half, your current knitting project will still be usable in 30 to 40 years. I'll leave the readers in suspense until you post your photos. And well, your photos.........it's no surprise that our workshop leader keeps the best till last.....your photos win every time!!

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    1. Thanks Noreen, now you have me blushing!

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  4. Welcome back, kindred spirit. I've missed you. :) There are no rules for blogging. YOU make your own rules. :)

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    1. Thanks Cathy, strange but familiar to be back!

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