May 23, 2017
Apologies. Try as I might, I can’t seem to get to my blog. It’s not that I don’t want to, but obviously, it’s not enough of a priority for me to do it. The most I can manage digitally is posting on Instagram (@timetobeinspired) and the odd share on Facebook. How sad is that?
2017 has been a year of change and so far a year of travel. In January and February, I spent 5 weeks in East Africa, visiting Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. The trip included 2 outstanding overland safaris plus a week of relaxation in Zanzibar. In April I visited Prague in the Czech Republic for 2 weeks as well as spending a week in Budapest, Hungary. All of these destinations were new to me and for the most part, I have one thing to say. WOW! Seriously. I took thousands of photos and found amazing inspiration and soon I plan on getting down to work to use some of that inspiration. My travels will be shared in posts to follow.
I am writing this from 37,000 feet on a flight from Calgary, Alberta to Halifax, Nova Scotia. My oldest son is getting married later this week and it is time for a celebration! This is a week-long trip. Immediately after my arrival back in Calgary my residency at ACAD (Alberta College of Art and Design) begins. I hope that means that I’ll be nose to the grindstone for 3 months. We shall see.
In the following months, I plan on making a concerted effort to revive my blog. Perhaps my format will include minimal text and lots of photos. Maybe I won’t be able to contain myself sometimes and there will be something to read. Only time will tell. My goal is to post every 2 weeks. In the past, I enjoyed documenting my work, my travels, some cooking adventures and various miscellany. That varied and vague approach will probably continue. Thanks to anyone who took the time to read this. I hope to reacquaint with some of my online pals. I have missed you.
Here are a few photos of fun things I’ve spotted on my trip so far.
I went for a great walk today. Great for several reasons. The weather right now is outstanding, the sun is shining, I had my camera and I live near gorgeous park areas. Even though the weather can be unpredictable and seasons difficult to clearly identify, I feel like today was a perfect spring day. I’m not saying we shouldn’t expect more winter, but today it was spring.
Plants are thinking about coming to life. There is still some snow and ice around, but most of the pathways are clear, making for good walking conditions. I did find a set of stairs that I’ve obviously walked past many times before. Of course I followed them down, looking for a different route home. My plans were thwarted by icy slopes in the trees and I had to backtrack. I will carry my camera and explore again when the real spring arrives.
I just realized that this is the 400th post I have made. I’m not a big numbers person, but I do love it when someone else keeps track for me!