One of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2014 is to take a photograph every day this year, in order to learn how to use my camera more effectively, and to challenge myself photographically.
Although I already have this blog, the time constraints of daily living have prevented me from updating it as often as I would like. You’ve no doubt noticed long pauses between posts. This is because crafting longer blog-posts simply takes more time and energy than I have right now. So, to take the pressure off myself, I decided to create a new photos-only blog for 2014. Although my intention is to post a photo a day until 31 December 2014, I suspect that this goal may be a tad on the ambitious side, given my track record with this blog! 🙂 Nonetheless, sometimes it is good to aim high!
You can find my new photos-only blog here: http://findingfrohsinn.wordpress.com/
I have called it ‘Finding Frohsinn’ in memory of a visit to the magical rose garden at Chart Farm in Wynberg on 30 December 2011. That enchanted day, I found a rose that combined my favourite colours, all subtly flowing into each other: “the colour is an interesting play of apricot-pink with orange-red on the edges of the petals & salmon flowing towards the centre of the blooms” (website). It also had the most exquisite sweet fragrance.
And, much to my delight, it even had the perfect name: “Frohsinn“!
This German word means ‘cheerfulness’ or ‘joy’ in English, and it expressed exactly how I felt when I first saw this rose. I thought it would be a fitting name for my new photo-blog.
So, if you’re curious, do pop on over.