I don’t really take as many pictures as I used to. I don’t know why. But even when I was taking lots, I didn’t always sort through them. Heck, for months or years even. Or maybe I look through them right away and pick out my favorites to share with those I think might want to see them. But then there are times when I look through them for various reasons. To see how much the kidlets have grown, to remember places I’ve been or people I’ve seen. Or maybe to see the face of a loved one who has left us.

Tonight, I’ve been looking through them for all of those reasons. I found myself back in 2007, looking through a set of pictures taken after a trip to Oregon and back through Arizona and a visit with my Grandparents. After leaving them I was able to talk everyone in to a rare, somewhat spontaneous side trip to see the Grand Canyon. It was well worth the drive to see something like that, to stand in awe… amazed at how many years it must have taken for the water to carve that out. I remember sharing quite a few pictures…the ‘standards’, I’m sure… the canyon, sunset, smiling kids…

But then I came across this one… goofy, right? What looks like a very underexposed picture of a dead tree. Why did I take it? I don’t know, but something about it must have struck me. I’m not real big on post-processing, mostly because I don’t think I possess the kind of patience or skill it takes to get a really good picture that way. But sometimes, I like to experiment and I’m happy with what I get. This would be one of those times…

So yeah… random rambling, random pic… because it’s my page and I can..

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