My hope had been by the time we posted April’s results, our world would be changed. And maybe it has, but not to the level I and I am sure many would have hoped. We still have safety orders in place and we don’t know what is going to happen.
It does seem, though, that things have flattened a little. Some places are pulling back slowly. This summer will definitely not be normal, but hopefully we’ll be able to do so some things. But our worlds have definitely changed.
This month’s theme will be quite interesting, I think. It’ll give us all a chance to see what everybody’s world is currently like. Nobody is the same, that’s for sure.
For me, things have changed, that is for sure. But I think for me, mostly it’s the little things we don’t think about and take advantage of — like a haircut. I’m still employed (though working more hours it seems, even with some at home). I go out for walks a couple of times a day (fewer people sometimes; about the same others in regard to how many I see). There are some businesses open and some closed. I go to the store or post office and I have or wear a mask.
Mostly, I try and stay sane and as healthy as possible. I’m in the office a couple of times a week, but we remain socially distant and there are far fewer people in the buildings when I’ve been there.
Maybe in a month, things will get better. We can all hope. It’s a crazy time in our world, but I am ready to start pushing forward to healing our country, and healing our world.
OK, with all of that in mind, let’s get to some photos and look at what your worlds are all about right now. Here are my five!
1. Artist … ?
I’ve been to Paint Nite (paint and sip things) before and they were fun. With this global pandemic going on, Yaymaker (those behind Paint Nite) have made things virtual. I saw this one listed one night and got into it. I had a lot of fun. I haven’t done another yet (I have painted again on my own), but I’d like to. The virtual version was fun as you don’t have to travel somewhere and make sure you can get there in time etc., it’s all online. (You, obviously, have to have your own supplies)!
My walking has stayed pretty consistent during this time, but I’ve started taking more photos while out. That will be somewhat of a theme with the rest of this post. I also have discovered some processing techniques (this is a preset with Lightroom) and I’ve enjoyed learning new things.
3. Sidewalk art
This time of year, I usually start seeing more and more sidewalk art. Kids are out, usually, and enjoying better weather. I’ve seen a lot more messages like this while I am out and about.
One thing I’ve really worked to do is get out and find some trails, rather than just walk around the village. It’s been nice and refreshing when I do so. I’ve worked to take more photos and do more with video as well (and work on my YouTube page more!)
5. I found a rock
As I was walking in one park here recently, and doing some video, I found this rock on a stone wall. It was nice and colorful on this day, so I snapped a few shots and left it behind. It’s funny how something colorful like this can just make you smile.
And there are my five for the month!
If you took part in this month’s challenge, make sure to link up below.
And for those of you who participated, make sure you try and get to other people’s blogs and comment (here, too!).
Let’s continue to grow this challenge and have a strong community. Come back and check out the others who link later on, too! NOTE: We have a Facebook group for those who participate in the challenge and are interested. I’ll post any announcements there and hopefully it can be a place where things are discussed and some interaction etc. You can access it here.
Make sure, too, to come back tomorrow to see April’s theme!
Photo Blogging Challenge: April 2020 results