I remembered my nine-year anniversary on Facebook this month and I was quite moved (and shocked) to find out it had been that long I had been with the service. Thinking about time isn’t all that easy. If you haven’t lived life to the fullest, you could well have regrets. Every day that you don’t take at least one step toward a positive result in the future coming your way is a day that is, in all probability, wasted. I am not one to tell you what to do but if you asked me and I was being honest, I would tell you that you need to weigh the benefits of today’s action come tomorrow.
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is entitled, “Evanescent.” It’s about the idea that change is measurable. In the challenge, photographers are invited to reflect on change as it is literally visible in a photograph. The essay in the challenge this week is quite lovely. In its concluding paragraph, Krista suggests as an example lighting a fire to mark the arrival of fall, for example. It reminded me immediately of photos I’ve taken at Maple Lawn Cemetery where I help handle operations when Peter and I have collected fallen tree branches and piled them for burning. Maple Lawn is a not-for-profit cemetery which is a labor of love for us. You can find us on the internet in a couple of spots, one, at http://maplelawncemetery.org/ which is our website, and also at https://www.facebook.com/LouthUnited …which is where we are on Facebook.
I thought I would show you one of my photographs, from Wednesday, November 19, 2014, for the challenge, of my father Peter burning the branches which we remove in the interest of keeping the cemetery beautiful. I hope you like it. You’re free to visit us on the web, and if you are interested, you are also welcome to “like,” “follow,” and/or “comment” on this post. Thank you for visiting my blog, and have a lovely week. If you are another Word Presser investigating the Evanescent challenge, I would be interested to see your thoughts on moments in time and how they are captured on camera.