A friend asked if I’d ever participated in any of the Journal-based photo challenges and I replied that I never thought my work was good enough to expose any more widely than I already have. But I took a look at the suggested sites again and found a topic I particularly liked in light of all the grey that’s descended in my life lately. The topic was ‘Blue Skies’ and the ‘assignment’ was to post a picture dominated by cloudless expanses of blue. You can find links to others who have posted entries here: Your Monday Photo Shoot: Blue Skies.
I’ve always liked the subject of this photo because its always made me smile. Another photographer also captured a less-than-flattering image of me in the process of taking this shot (lying flat on my back in a wet parking lot in order to get the perspective I wanted) - and that helps keep me humble in case I ever need it. To any and all who read this, I wish you blue skies - regardless of the weather.
My sincere thanks to all who took the time to read my last entry and for the wonderful, supportive comments you left. I intended it to be a celebration of the life dad led and the inspiration he has been to me - and not a maudlin lament of loss. I truly hope that you found it as uplifting to read as I found it cathartic to write. I know without doubt that he has received the rest he sought and so richly deserved. And that’s one of the reasons I chose this topic – because for him the skies will now always be blue.