You’re probably wondering what this strange hashtag thing is doing in my banner.
Truthfully, I’m as surprised as anyone. I actually went outside this month. Walked, even.
The fault belongs to my awesome writing-hero-and-author-of-what-I-fan-over (I totally call her that every day), Nadine Brandes. Just before May, she posted about this insane idea of (gasp) going outside! So, the challenge (#Walk30Days, in case you couldn’t guess) was to go outside and walk every day of the month, and get lots of neat pictures at the same time.
Did I do it every day?
No. I did miss four days.
Did I walk more this month than I did all last year? Probably.
Did I also develop a weird interest in photography? Why, yes, I did.
stalk follow me on Google+, you’ve probably seen a lot of the pictures from this month which I posted almost every day. I missed several days more in posting pictures than I did in walking, sadly, and several of the pictures that I posted, I accidentally set on private… Whoops.
So today, I’m going to do a Wrap-up/Highlights post about #Walk30Days (hence the title), where I show some of the best pictures, and tell you some of the best things about the month of May and my crazy idea to be less of a hermit-writer.
Day one was not very exciting. I walked to the end of the road, took no pictures, and on day two, got one picture, which I will not be showing today, because I am not terribly pleased with it.
No, I am not going through each individual day. I’ll summarize. Because I don’t have enough patience to go through each day.
Still, prepare yourself for a long, picture-filled blogpost.
On my walks, I walked through rain:
And dreary mornings:
I saw beautiful things:
Things I would normally consider ordinary, but when I looked closer, I saw the beauty in them, too:
Slightly frightening things (although, I’d been waiting all month to get a picture of a snake. This one was just asking to get photographed):
And old thing:
So, I suppose someone should kick me out of the hermit-writer club, but really… It was awesome. I got plenty of mosquito bites, a bunch of ticks, a sunburn, and muddy clothes, but it was awesome anyway.
Because it’s been a long time since I stopped and really looked at nature; the tiny flowers, fireflies, and the clouds, trees, butterflies, and rain.
Do you realize how pretty it is out there?
Nadine promised that I would feel inspired throughout the course of the month, and, boy, am I inspired. Not just for writing—although, you should see my random notebook—but also for other things.
But yes, I was inspired to write, and of course, that leads me to one thing: Camp NaNoWriMo. Yes, I will be doing it, and yes, I am quite excited.
So, hermits. Why don’t you get outside? You might just like it, after a while.
Would you consider doing a challenge like #Walk30Days? What was your favorite photo?
(And, of course, Camp! Are you participating in July?)