Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


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Learning (The Daily Post)

This is part of The Daily Post Word Press Challenge

Learning never stops for me.  Even though I seem to do the same thing every day physically, my mind is always running a mile a minute looking how to improve myself both mentally and spiritually.

In the last ten years I’ve learned so much about myself and am becoming more confident to express the real me.  Most of my life has been spent trying to please someone else so this transition sometimes is not an easy one.  I used to think it wasn’t worth it to learn more about myself or make changes in my life because I knew that there would be people affected around me by this change and I was afraid to deal with it.  But at some point it became a matter of survival, so onward I went in seeking my truth.

During this whole process I developed my hobby which is photography.  I started off not knowing a thing about it and have grown a lot especially in the last few years.  Learning was a challenge at times and still is….but I adore it!  What I love about it most is the opportunity to see beautiful places, away from big cities and the noise.  I especially love nature photography the most which is a surprise to me because I didn’t grow up in a family that enjoyed the outdoors but now I do!

The best part of learning is when you can pay it forward because after you learn you become more confident and excited, and that’s when you want to share it with someone else!   Who knows, maybe I will some day inspire someone to be a great artist!  Or maybe someone who is afraid to be themselves!  That’s what I’ve learned.

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When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves. Anthony J. D’Angelo

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/learning/


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It’s My Five-Year Word Press Anniversary!

Today is my five-year anniversary with Word Press!   Happy Anniversary to me!  :-)

I created my account in 2011 but never posted anything until November 2012 right before my first knee replacement.  The blog was created for the sole purpose to update friends and family on the progress of my surgery, but in early 2013 it morphed into a photography blog in the early days of my photography hobby with my first DSLR.

THANK YOU EVERYONE for taking the time to read my blog and make comments, and for being here to share yours as well!   Our community is very special to me and while I go through spurts when I’m here more times than others, this is still my most favorite social media outlet of them all because it’s all of you who make it special.  A truly one-of-a-kind community!

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!

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Up in the Redwoods

We took a trip up to Avenue of the Giants for a couple days and had a wonderful time.  Avenue of the Giants is about five hours north of the San Francisco Bay Area in Humboldt County.  This world-famous scenic drive is a 31-mile portion of old Highway 101 with its 51,222 acres of redwood groves.  It is by far the most outstanding display of these giant trees in the 500 mile redwood belt and is surrounded by Humboldt Redwoods State Park which has the largest remaining stand of old growth redwoods in the world!  You can read more about the area here.

We stayed two nights and had perfect weather.  We explored all the highlights and enjoyed being amongst all the ancient trees.  We meandered off the beaten path too and managed to get ourselves lost on some backroad.  It was quite the adventure.  Let’s just say we really could’ve used a 4WD jeep!

I’ve been having a really hard time getting into the swing of taking pictures and checking in here.  My Bad!  So in an attempt to try to make a comeback lol…here’s an image of some funny redwood houses I found along the Avenue of the Giants.  They really made me smile and I thought they looked kind of cool in black and white.

Redwood Houses along Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt County

Redwood Houses along Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt County

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