Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

All those extras


An evening walk.

For the past three weeks I’ve been walking a bit every day…part of a challenge to walk for 365 days, each day sharing on Facebook a photo of something I’ve seen.

I don’t think it’s a formal challenge, not something a whole lot of people are doing. It certainly hasn’t gone viral. But it intrigued me, and I figured it would get me out the door.

Plus you know me. I like to find things, big and small, to share with you when I go for walks.

I know you’re not all friends with me on Facebook – some of you probably aren’t on Facebook at all. So maybe you haven’t seen the images I’ve posted there. I guess I could put together a slide show of the first 24 days or so….

A patch of trillium hidden back in the woods.

…but this post was meant to talk about the photos that didn’t make the cut. After the first day I decided to limit myself to posting on Facebook only one photo per day for the challenge. I’m posting my favorite one out of the inevitable batch I’ll have taken on each walk.

Crab apple blooms bright in the evening light.

It turns out, not surprisingly, that I can’t take just one photo on a walk. Even when all I have with me is my phone.

Early spring oak leaves show subtle color.

And now I wonder what I should do with the extra photos. Are they destined for obscurity, never to be seen by anyone but me?

Hungry horse down the road.

All the photos on this post were leftovers, extra images, not used, but not unloved.

What do you think I should do?

Evening light shines through new maple leaves.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

12 thoughts on “All those extras

  1. Do what you did here–show ’em! Use some for the WP challenges. Have Katie caption them (surely she would have something to say about that lovely horse). They are great photos, Dawn. I enjoyed this walk with you…..especially since I have become a slug lately….


  2. What Lois said – share in blogs, as you did here. They are all lovely.


  3. What Lois and Carol said … absolutely!


  4. what a great idea Dawn! I would never be able to take just one photo. Love the horse


    • I’m trying to limit my photos but it’s hard. The horse lives just down the road about a mile, there are two of them and for most of last winter I only saw one and was worried, but this week both of them were out in their pasture. I was relieved!


  5. I’ll add my vote to everybody else’s — share ’em! I’m pretty sure some would be apt for the WP Photo Challenge or other challenges you do, and I know Katie would have fun talking about your “rejects”!!


  6. Whatever feels right for you will be the right decision on this question.


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