Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.



I’m trying to finish up working on the photos I took on the camping trip that is now weeks in the past.

Under the Cut River bridge.

I feel like I shouldn’t take any new photos until I get these processed and put away.

It’s for sale, you could own this gem.

But of course there’s always something that needs photographing around here.

Cool car.

So it’s hard as time goes on to go back to the images I took so long ago.

Obviously a math teacher is selling firewood.

But I try to stay disciplined. Kind of anyway.

After 7 hours of torrential rain the only part of my tent site that was dry was right where I had been sleeping.

And looking at these images, these random images not related to any particular story, makes me smile.

Fire dancing, moments before the rains came.

So I guess it’s OK that I’m still working on them after all. Hope at least one of them made you smile too!

Iris at the Iroquis Point Lighthouse. I thought this post needed something pretty.

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.

31 thoughts on “Randomness

  1. I did indeed smile. Especially when I saw the last one. What a beauty of an iris! I love how it is marbled with white.


  2. Randomness captures me most every time I begin to write a post… I get easily distracted searching a fact or flipping through photos. Love the iris. Glad you stayed dry, sort of!


  3. Yep, they all made me smile. The bridge picture is very cool. Maybe a music teacher – 2/4 could be a time signature 😉 Wow, camping in that rain must have been… uhm, fun…. yeah, that’s it, fun.

    Have a great weekend!


  4. Yes, several of them made me smile. I do enjoy your photos! When you mentioned going through older ones, I could totally relate. It is so fun to take them, but sometimes I get bad about going back through them too. What do you use for storage of your photos? I have most of mine in the cloud, but I need to be better about backing them up on physical storage I think. You never know when any of these services might go away.


    • I have them stored on my laptop and have a external hard drive to back them up. I also have some in a cloud somewhere but I don’t know how to get to those. That happens from Lightroom when I’m editing. So only the edited pictures are hovering around in some cloud.

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  5. I smiled more than once. Thank you – needed that this morning.



  6. Mission accomplished — I’m smiling, too! Think I’ll pass on the purchase of that sad little house though!


    • Yea, my mom and dad had a joke between them. Seems when they first got married they went with a real estate agent to look for a house, and were shown several that needed ‘updating.’ Mom said they were horrendous, but the agent just kept saying “If you’ve got half an eye you could fix this right up.” I’m pretty sure they weren’t as bad as THIS one, but it made me smile and think of my folks…with half an eye you could make this one real cute!

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  7. Yes! Your pictures made me smile, too! Thank you! The vibrant green crosshatch patterns in the bridge. The old home that probably used to be special to someone. I imagine the attic room with the magical window was a perfect spot for a cozy reading nook. The bearded iris is stunning! Do you remember if it was fragrant? I have some deep yellow bearded iris with a brown eye that smell heavenly – like sweet lemon pudding. Thank you for sharing Dawn – have a good weekend!

    Please give Princess Katie a gentle pet for me. 💕 🐾


  8. I love posts with just random thoughts and/or images. Fun, easy to browse through.

    Your captions are perfect.


  9. Definitely SMILING!! Love all your photos and it doesn’t matter when you share your camping trip! It will be new to us even if it’s weeks passed! Love the pretty iris at the end 💜 have a good weekend Dawn!! ❤️💜💙💚 ~ Diana


  10. 🙂 That Iris is lovely and I really liker the bridge too!


  11. Love the firewood sign. OMG! I need that van for all my dogs, we could travel again!


  12. I like your randomness, and it did make me smile. 🙂


  13. So many lovely photos!!! Thanks for sharing. 😁💖


  14. I love the fire, and the Iris, and the van, and I majored in math and frankly it took me a moment to figure out what someone might find odd about the sign since the message seemed obvious to my brain, love the bridge, the house was sad but wonderful, glad you had a dry spot for sleeping. More randomness please. 🙂


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  16. Great pics… Love the deer aweee. I take pics under bridges just like that lol…


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