Welcome back to the Verbs and Visuals iPhone Photo Challenge wrap up!
The month is halfway over! Some days I struggle to find an interesting subject worthy of a picture. Mostly, I let my mood be my guide. When I see something or am doing something that has a significant emotional response that’s when I know I should snap a pic. Luck was on my side this week as I got both a sunrise and sunset picture, a flower, spider, interesting shadows, and a few photos of my dogs.
You may have noticed I take a lot of photos of my dog, Ryker, and that I take daily walks. (Walking is good for you physically and emotionally!) I’ve toyed with the idea of doing a blog series entitled “My Walks With Ryker”. After all, he was an inspiration to my writing and publishing my first book.
I wouldn’t forgive myself if I didn’t talk a bit more about the first photo in this week’s wrap up. Since it’s finally spring and my interest in hiking has sparked, I’ve been reading “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk” about a 67 year old lady who thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. It’s really fascinating, and if you have an interest in hiking or history I recommend it!
“Grandma Gatewood” A picture of a Kindle book cover on my iPad may seem an odd choice, but not when it’s a book worth sharing. I’m only 1/2 way through and am highly enjoying it. Not only is the story of this 67 year old lady’s thru hike on the AT a fascinating one, it’s also a nice history lesson. A lot has happened in our modern world just since the 1950s (interstates were built, cars were manufactured, etc), which really puts things in perspective. If you’re hiker or enjoy the outdoors (and living off the grid), give this one a read.
“Gateway to the Light” A beautiful sunrise this morning with a touch of fog.
Found this little guy outside on a box. Tried to get a macro shot, but admittedly, I didn’t want to get that close. He kept looking at me and walking toward my phone as I was taking this.
“Pretty in Pink” Something a little more pretty and a little less 8-legged icky for today’s shot. Azaleas from my in-laws’ garden.
“The Looming Beast” – Look! I finally got a shot of my black Lab! Haha!
“Evening Walk” Just an ordinary evening walk with my husband and Ryker-Man.
“Sunset on the Pasture”
“Strolling” Another pic of Ryker from our daily walks.
“Bird Feeder” – From my grandmother’s backyard.
Check back next week for the final wrap up! Don’t forget to follow along on Instagram @valmakesmovies for daily photo updates! You can also check out more of my photography – both iPhone and DSLR – at Flickr.
Val O. Morris likes to pretend the monsters aren’t real. She is a filmmaker turned author who writes Urban Fantasy, Horror, and YA. A Monster Kid since birth, she loves all things ghosts, goblins, slashers, demons, monsters, zombies, madmen, werewolves, vampires, and freaky little kids who live in the corn. She invites you to come for the monsters and stay for the story.