When I got up this morning I had decided that I was not going to write a blog. It just wasn't there in my head and I never want to force words just because. However, a friend tagged me on FaceBook and I went to the tag to see what it was about. I saw a posting of Quotes from L.M. Montgomery. She wrote the Anne Of Green Gable books. I have never read the books but I loved the movies so much that I bought them. I would never have even known they existed except for having a daughter who loved watching them. She helped to draw me in to the wonderful world of Anne.
I was wondering why he tagged me until I read on and began to understand. We had a discussion about politics the night before after he watched the State of the Union Address by President Obama. My friend leans to the right and I lean to the left. However, we both have something in common. We are tired of politics and our political leaders who don't seem to care.
While I was reading the delightful and inspirational quotes my mind started drifting away from them and thinking about my photography and what I would like to write about today.
The photograph above is one that I took when I was in Oregon in 2014. I had taken the trip to see and photograph beautiful Multnomah Falls in Northern Oregon. I made the mistake of going there on Memorial Day weekend. But, by some miracle, I was able to find a parking spot. I did the tourist thing and had my camera so I could take photos. I even hiked to the top of the falls and, after nearly dying from the one mile up hill trail, was able to look down on the parking lot below and the beautiful Columbia River.
It was, however, the accidental discovery of Bridal Veil falls a little further up the Columbia River Gorge Highway that took my breath away. I felt like I was in another world as I made the short hike to view the falls.
I need to spend more time viewing the beauty and less time thinking about the ugly. I look for this beauty when I take my photos. Everything else that is stressful about the time we live in just goes away.
Why should we dwell on the bad when we can live the good? If we would all think this way maybe something positive would come about. Sadly I don't see that happening. However, as I read the quotes that I had been tagged in I thought about the positive Anne Shirley at Green Gables and how she always put the good first.
I hope I can always take the positive and not the negative path to my final destination. I think I may have to go now and watch the movie again.