Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolve(d)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved. This is that time of year, isn’t it? Full of resolutions and good intentions. I resolved to get in a run on January 1st – this is a photo post-run. Spoiler: it was a good one! Why not share a photo which represents one of your New Year’s resolutions? If you don’t make them, what about sharing a photo which represents something you’d like to get better at in photography this year? – Sara Rosso.

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions any longer. It’s just too depressing if I can’t manage to keep to or complete them. Instead, I think of things I’d like to do. This year I would like to . . .

Visit a desert. Early last year, we decided not to go to the Kalahari during 2012. By August (the time we usually go), I was starting to regret it. So this year I would like to go to a desert – any desert! There is something about being able to see to the horizon all around you, and the quiet (except for the insects and geckos!), that I find incredibly calming.

Kalahari dunes, southern Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. ©WMB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com

Kalahari dunes, southern Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. ©WMB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com

Take more interesting walks with the dog. Rosie (the dog) is quite happy just walking around the neighbourhood catching up on everything that’s been going on. But it’s more interesting for her (and us), if we take her on a short hike up the mountain, into the forest or along a beach. And there are far more photo-opportunities there too.

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Rosie on a walk up the mountain-side. See how bright-eyed and alert she looks. This is her “why are we stopping?” frown. ©WMB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com

That’s it really. Hopefully, the year will be filled with many more exciting things which I can share.


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8 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolve(d)”

  1. January 8, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    I hope you have a great 2013…and Rosie too.

  2. January 8, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    Look at that sweet face on Rosie! I can see how excited she is to keep going and catching up on all the exciting smells. Right now Reggie is actively “leaving his mark” on all the discarded Christmas trees in the neighborhood. 😛

    Wishing you the best in 2013!

    • January 9, 2013 at 8:15 am #

      Rosie takes her walks VERY seriously! 🙂 What happens to all the discarded Christmas trees?

      Have a wonderful 2013!

  3. January 9, 2013 at 12:54 am #

    Hope you have many many adventures this year!!!!

    • January 9, 2013 at 8:16 am #

      Thanks Ellen, you too! I hope you get to take some trips, so that I can “travel” with you.

  4. January 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    Yes, may you have TONS of wonderful adventures this year, Lisa – with Willie and with Rosie too. She is clearly *such* a character!

    • January 15, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

      I hope you and Richard have lots of adventures too, which you share on your blog! Rosie keeps us constantly amused with her antics! 😉

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