Tell us about the experience of being outside, looking in — however you’d like to interpret that.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us OUTSIDE.

My Black and White Tuesday post included the news that I was posting a color photo of the evening sunset from the same Ferry trip on my new Facebook page.  Several of you clicked over to take a look (thank you!) but Vastly Curious sent me a very nice note asking if I could also share the photo here for anyone who doesn’t use Facebook.

Daily Prompt Outside

If you have successfully managed to stay outside the reach of Facebook this post is for you.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

Beginning. Hello, 2014. And hello and happy new year to our readers, old and new. This week’s theme might be obvious, but I couldn’t help it — it’s a simple and common word, yet can evoke very powerful, emotional images.

Cheri Lucas Rowlands – The Daily Post

As many of you know we try to spend part of every New Year’s Day at the beach. There is something about the calming sound of water and feel of brisk ocean air that signals a fresh start and if we are anywhere near a coastline we bundle up and find a patch of waterfront. The photos above are from our last five New Year’s days and they were all taken on rough and rocky beaches in Washington state. Our 2014 image shows more cloudy sky than beach behind us but if you look closely at the reflection in Ryan’s sunglasses driftwood and sand appear.

Posted as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge:  Beginning.

As a side note but also in the spirit of beginnings I’ve added a new Facebook link to my sidebar that connects you to the brand new Northwest Frame of Mind Facebook page.  I will feature links to my blog posts but I’m also posting more casual photos and adventures as they happen instead a few days later.   If you want to know what we are up to in real-time I hope  you’ll “like” me and join in the fun!