Have you heard the story of the man who gave it all up to gain it all? I haven't either. Well, not until I started my nomadic journey. I was a teacher living in Los Angeles in the heart of Hollywood. I had the perfect relationship with my partner, the best of friends, and was building a name for myself as a podcast host in the city. What more could I ask for? That wasn't the question I needed to ask. The real question was, "What more is calling me? What am I being called to do?" All that I had didn't feel like enough. It felt as though there was some deeper meaning to life that I was seeking. So I let it all go. After 13 years, I decided to leave LA with my partner and become a nomad. Not knowing where this journey would take us, we packed up our necessities, got rid of what we didn't need, and said our goodbyes. We took a 2-month road trip to Vancouver, stopping everywhere in between from Sedona to Seattle. We saw it all. We didn't know this road trip would take us on a journey of self-discovery and a deeper connection with each other. The city that I once dreamed about now became a distant memory. My reality became living the dream. We made our way to Vancouver and back down to LA. Continuing our pursuit of freedom brought us to New York, a city I once feared to live in. I was afraid of the people, afraid of the pace, afraid of being there without my own space. But, I survived. I went to New York and learned even more about myself. I didn't know that I was a star. I put myself in uncomfortable spaces like open mics to share my art and felt in real-time who I was on stage. I moved around without a car, something I have had since I was 17. I didn't know I could adapt so quickly. New York showed me a version of myself that I had never seen. But, it also prepared me for a version that I had to be. I had to take a pause in my nomadic journey to go back to Houston, the place where my foundation as a person was built. I lived so many lives over the past few months that I didn't return as the same person I would routinely show up as to family functions. I was more free. My freedom felt caged in the beginning. But, in reflecting, I saw the many lives I lived to bring me to my current space. Houston has been so much of a mirror, showing me why I am the person I am, both positively and negatively. It has been a mirror and one that may not be the prettiest, but I am doing the work to clean up. I never knew how valuable stillness could be in my life until arriving in Houston. I also realized how valuable it is to stay in the dream to keep going. I haven't lived in Houston in almost 20 years. My return feels like an opportunity to nurture the young man that once lived here and wanted to get away. It has been a time of restoration and also an inspiration to where the journey will guide me next.
"Suspended in Serenity" invites viewers to meditate on the beauty of new beginnings, as the photographer skillfully navigates the interplay between the newborns and the calming aura of Chennai. It's a visual symphony that echoes the peaceful rhythms of naptime, celebrating the quiet bliss that defines early infancy. As viewers immerse themselves in this meditative exploration, they are transported to a space where the ordinary transforms into the extraordinary. "Suspended in Serenity" stands as an artistic homage to the newborn baby photoshoot in Chennai, capturing not just images but the essence of a timeless and serene journey through the meditative bliss of newborn naptime. https://thelittlesmaster.com/new-born-photography/
Kirkjufell, also known as “Church Mountain,” is famous for its unique shape. It is a beautifully shaped symmetric, free standing mountain on the northern coastlinef the Snaefell's Peninsula to the west of the Grundarfiord Bay. The creation of these mountains can be traced to the latest cold epoch of the ice age, when the glaciers and their rivers were seriously carving out the landscape. The landscape of the northern part of the peninsula was gradually shaped during the last one million years. It is claimed to be the most photographed mountain in Iceland. It was one of the filming locations for Game of Thrones season 6 and 7, featuring as the "arrowhead mountain" that the Hound and the company north of the Wall see when capturing a wight.. 🇮🇸🏞️
Dyrhólaey ("the hill island with the door hole") is a small promontory or peninsula located on the south coast of Iceland, about 2.5 hour drive from Reykjavik, not far from the beautiful little village Vík. It was formerly an island of volcanic origin. The volcano erupted about 100,000 years ago during the Pleistocene. The peninsula has an elevation of 120 metres (390 ft), and the Dyrhólaey Lighthouse sits at the top of the formation facing the sea. On top in the higher area of Dyrhólaey you will have a breathtaking view to all directions, including Mýrdalsjökull glacier and the endless black coastline. 🇮🇸🏞️
One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, with beautiful rainbows from last September! Wonder how it looks in winter now. This massive, two-tiered waterfall, one 36 ft (11 meters) high, and the other 69 ft (21 meters) high, into the 1.6-mile (2.5 m) long crevasse below. It was believed that catastrophic flood waves created this crevasse at the end of the Ice Age. 🇮🇸🏞️
Starting from Reykjavík, this is Thingvellir National Park, along the Golden Circle Route. First impression: Iceland is not all ice, it is actually quite green, especially during this late summer early autumn time. It has a much milder climate than Greenland - glaciers cover 11% of the land, compared to 80% of Greenland. Gulf Stream brings mild Atlantic air to the south and east coasts, where Iceland's first national park is, considering the nation's birthplace. The magical landscapes at Thingvellir are formed in the unique geographical setting of a rift valley in the divide between the North-American and Eurasian continental plates. 🇮🇸🏞️
Using our trolling motor, we motor through the shallows of Charlotte Harbor, FL looking for the perfect spot to fish. Saddened by what I see, or rather do not see, I say to my husband, “What shame. That was such a gorgeous view to see; a great place to take a photo of the sunset. I really miss it.” He smiles and asks, “Do you finally after all this time remember it's official name?” I laugh and say, “Yeah but I still don't understand the reasoning behind it.” He explains again and I just shrug my shoulders and say, “I like Pelican Island better than Two Tits. Makes more sense to me.” My husband laughs and shakes his head. The original name was given to the small patch of land many years ago by anglers who fished the water of Charlotte Harbor and decided it resembled exactly what they called it. You'd be surprised at the weird names several of these little islands have. We start fishing. Pelican Island made sense to me since there were approximately over one hundred pelicans who used that island as home or just a place to stop and rest. More often than not, when we were out fishing, we'd be on the east side of island making picture taking phenomenal. The sunset behind the island was truly awesome and extremely photogenic. As I said, it was a cute island, too small for anything but birds to land on but it was there and everyone who fished the harbor knew what you were talking about when you mentioned its original name. At one time, it was a very popular area that drew in several varieties of fish. The only problem was that with so many pelicans using it as their resting place, their defecation made the odor horrendous for any angler to hang around it too long– and yet, we like so many other anglers fished its perimeter! Yes, Pelican Island had many anglers casting their lures hoping to catch a fish that swam nearby, but no one ventured too close because of the stench. We always considered ourselves lucky that casting artificial lures was easy enough at a long distance. Then the unthinkable happened. On Friday, August 13, 2004, hurricane Charley blew through Charlotte Harbor. It was a horrendous category 4 storm with winds gusting approximately 175 mph. Just about everything in the harbor was decimated. I have often wondered where the birds flew to hunker down to avoid the approaching storm, but, of course, I never found out. All I know is that they were gone. Pelican Island was now a barren piece of dirt and sand that sat in the harbor. The magnificent mangroves were now stripped of their leaves. Many branches broken. The lonely little tree that lived there had many branches torn off and tree was split nearly in two. The bark was gone completely. The smell was gone but so were the birds. Each year as we fished the harbor that once held a plentiful abundance of fish seemed now almost as empty as Pelican Island was of birds. Fishing, like the scenic beauty had changed. I thought back to the days of the early 1900s, when fishing for your dinner was mandatory. What would those people do now? The waterway had changed. Many fish were dead. The marine population had been drastically reduced. Southwest Florida had changed. The mangroves that protected us as much as they did, were no longer as grand and thick as they once were. There was a community and Federal effort to restore the mangroves by reseeding. As hard as we tried, it didn't work. The only thing we could do was wait for mother nature to restore itself. We knew it would take years, but we had no idea how many. In several areas through the years, the mangroves started to grow. Yes, there was still much evidence that Charley had visited but at least we started to see a small difference. Unfortunately, we also noticed that the Pelican Island appeared to be smaller than it had been. As the years passed, it became obvious to everyone who fished Charlotte Harbor that it kept shrinking in size. The island was slowly sinking into the harbor. It didn't happen overnight. It was a very slow progression of nature taking what it wanted. In this case, it wanted Pelican Island. Here we are, now, eighteen years later and the harbor has staked its claim and Pelican Island is no more. Normally, when something sinks in water, there is some evidence that something was at one time there. Often a reef is formed leaving some trace behind. In this case, the Island just vanished! Poof! Gone without a trace – except for the photos I'd taken before Charley destroyed its beauty making it possible for Charlotte Harbor to slowly swallow it. Charley left much destruction in its wake but for the most part, we were able to rebuild. Even, many of the birds are now back and their populations are growing – and that's a good thing. Those birds have taken residence in other islands or the surrounding trees and mangroves of Charlotte Harbor. Unfortunately, the one thing we lost that we'll never get back is Pelican Island.
Do you need the service of Advertising photography UK? Eat Drink Flash is one of the best platforms that is offering social media advertising services to promote your business and food products. We have a team of perfect photographers and video editors to provide the best services to our customers. You can visit our official site and can get more detail about us. Eat Drink Flash - Commercial Photography London Address: Gilmoora House, 57-61 Mortimer St, London W1W 8HS Phone:+447453307071 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: https://eatdrinkflash.co.uk/
It's been quite a while since my last post here. I've been pretty active on Instagram @vauns_photography and on Uglyhedgehog.com @Vaun's Photography. Since my last post I've adopted an 8 year old Australian Blue Heeler or cattle dog 🐕. He came with the name T'Challa which is an African word which translates as Black Panther. We decided that name was more appropriate for a feline 🐈 than a dog 🐕, so we renamed him Ranger. He is a bundle of energy! And he loves to ride, usually in my pickup, but sometimes in my car 🚗. He needs some training still, but he is learning somethings already. He has learned to wait, usually patiently, as I take photos on our daily walks, of which there are usually two per day. Some things he needs to learn not to do include chasing cats, chasing squirrels or rabbits and tracking scents onto the road in front of traffic. My wife says he's definitely my dog 🐕, so, unless I'm sick, it's my responsibility to walk him and to clean up behind him. He stay inside a lot of the time, but he is able to go outside in our front yard during the day. Mobile Home Park rules require him to be inside at night. He gets to go hiking with me when I'm well enough to go. We're glad his part of our family now!
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” —John Burroughs Today on 5th June 2021 i.e., World Environment Day I did 3 special things: 1) As recommended by my college, attended a live webinar on this year's World Environment Day theme 'Ecosystem Restoration'. The slogan - "Recreate, Reimagine, Restore" - focuses on reversing the damage and restoring our ecosystems.🌱 2) Captured this beautiful picture of the view outside my house.😇 (So as to have something to put up as my status update.) 3) Reminisced the good times when we used to organise rallies from our school to nearby places, holding placards and shouting slogans and spontaneously feeling proud on what we were doing. For a cause, for a purpose! 💚
Akash Goswami known as Mr Noakhali. He is a Bangladeshi artist, actor, youtuber, influencer & an entrepreneur. He created some music. He acted in a tv series which name is "Baba Thake bashay 2" His youtube channel Mr Noakhali completed 100k subscribers & His channel got verification badge.
Having spent over three decades on this planet, I have come to several realizations. The chief being that 'LIFE IS DIFFICULT' and it is meant to be difficult. The earlier you realize this fact and learn to live with, the easier it gets to manage certain shocking events. Be ready to handle disappointments, because before this journey is over, you will be disappointed several times. Be ready to handle betrayals because you will be betrayed many times, and you might also betray others. Get ready to handle loss because, you will lose friends and loved ones, and I don't mean they will go missing or stop being your friends(those are also possibilities) but in this case, I mean they will die and you will weep for them. Be ready for heartbreaks because your heart will be broken, may be, more than once and you'll probably break some hearts yourself. Get ready for pleasant surprises because you will get quite a few. Get ready for joy and laughter because you will also have those in abundance. Get ready for opportunities because they will come and some only once, and you will regret it if you let them pass. So take life as it comes with your shock absorbers in place. Cry when the tears come, laugh the hardest when laughter presents itself. Love like it is your last day(it may very well be) and take as many pictures as you can. Tell and show your kids you love them at every opportunity. Kiss your spouse, talk to your family, tell your parents you appreciate them. Take that dance class, run that marathon, go on that hike, live ! just live!. Forgive that person who hurt you, that may be your only opportunity to do so, repair as much breaches as you can. For as difficult as life may be, numerous are the joys to be found and had there in, if only we can truly look.
It's been some time since I've posted here. With Covid19 still a concern with many of us, I've added a new interest in my life. Well it's not really that new, but it has been quite a long time since I've had guppies and seen their small babies, also known as fry. I used to have Neon Tetras in my 5 gallon aquarium, but now I've got two guppies, a female which last month gave birth to at least 1 fry, possibly two. I have separated the fry and put it in a1.5 gallon aquarium. The first male died and has been replaced and the female is pregnant again. Now in the 5 gallon aquarium are the two guppies, one Cherry shrimp and a snail 🐌. In the 1.5 gallon aquarium are the fry, a Blue Phantom shrimp and another snail 🐌. I have live plants in both tanks. I have read and heard that aquariums require less maintenance with live plants. The photo is of the fry and the snail in the 1.5 gallon aquarium. Stay safe and healthy!