Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The "Nature" of Photography

I love to take photos.

Anytime I leave my house on an adventure I take my camera with me in hopes to capture that "prefect" photo. Some people (in particular my husband) get annoyed that I want to stop on a hike and take a photo or pull the car over. But to me, it's a free form of art and entertainment, and there is no harm in taking a few moments out of a day to enjoy nature and its beauty.

I've shared a few of these photos this year in individual posts but I wanted to put together one collection of my favorites taken this year. Enjoy :-)

Yaddo Gardens; Saratoga Springs, NY

Albany Capital Building

Crane Beach; Ipswich, MA

Sacandaga River Rocks; Wells, NY

Crown Point Historic Site; Crown Point, NY

Washington County, NY

Rexford, NY

Black Mountain Trail; Hewlett's Landing, NY

Mt. Ascutney,VT

Mt. Ascutney, VT

Fall in the Adirondacks

Palace Theater; Albany, NY

Sunset on 5th Peak; Tongue Mountain Range, NY

Art at the Albany Plaza; Albany, NY

Nature's own beauty hidden in the city; Albany, NY

Monday, December 28, 2009

It's that time again...

Time for some New Year's Resolutions...

To me, this year has flown by. I only had one New Year's resolution last year which was to run more in 2009. I started running in the summer of 2008, participated in my first 5k event on Thanksgiving of '08, and vowed that I would run more and get moving more in 2009. It started out well, I ran in a 5 mile run around St. Patrick's Day, and I participated in another 5k run in May as part of a team for work, but some medical issues kept me from my real goal of participating in a half-marathon in the beautiful mountain town of Lake Placid in June of 2009.
After missing that, and getting into summer vacation mode I lost the motivation to run, and didn't really get back into it until the fall when the air lost that awful humidity of the summer and the mornings were back to the cool temperatures I really enjoy running in. I participated in a 5k on Thanksgiving again, and have since acquired a treadmill which I hope will keep me motivated through the winter. It helps that my husband has also started running and pushes me to run on weekends, and get up early before work to run.

I haven't really put much thought into 2010 yet, but I would like to keep on running, and push myself to lose some weight and be "fit".

I'll have to put some thought into making some New Year's Resolutions... and I'll post them here so that maybe it will motivate me to keep them :-)