Category Archives: Photography

Photo of the day

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a photo, so here you go!



Tico Fire Thrower

Broadway Girl

Broadway Girl, originally uploaded by GregDawson.

“Broadway Girl” was featured on!

Devils Tower Wyoming

Devils Tower Wyoming, originally uploaded by GregDawson.

On a recent road trip to Sturgis, my bromate and I put an afternoon aside to go see Devils Tower in Wyoming.

The name Devils Tower originated in 1875 during an expedition led by Col. Richard Irving Dodge when his interpreter misinterpreted the name to mean Bad God’s Tower. This was later shortened to the Devils Tower.

Sunset over Rimrock

Sunset over Rimrock, originally uploaded by GregDawson.

For my sister Terri:

“I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”

– Martha Washington

In the Moment

In the Moment, originally uploaded by GregDawson.

Editor’s Note: I found this poem the other day and when I saw this picture I took of my little nephew and sister… I knew they were meant to be together! Congrats Lil J and Sis!

“Living In The Moment”

by Amber “V” Moonstone 8/31/08

Have you ever just let life move through you?
Just relishing in the moments of your life,
Letting go of control and abandon rigidness.

Have no expectations,
enjoy each moment for what it is,
surrender to feeling in the moment.

The first thing you need to do is,
to give yourself permission to let go.
Once you do this, all possibilites open up.

When letting go of our hold on ourselves,
it gives us the freedom and energy
to embrace all that is new and meaningful.

When you take a walk next time,
consciously feel each step on the ground,
smell the air, feel the wind and savor the moment.

Look at a tree and it’s amazing power
will fill you with energy to sustain your day,
filling you with strength and vision.

When you smell a flower,
really take in it’s scent,
realize just how simple and complex it is.

Walk along the shoreline,
just far enough away, so that the waves
can kiss your feet with healing magic.

Tenderly touch a pet,
feel their response,
know that you can give love.

Kiss your child,
and realize just what a miracle
they really are to you.

Look at your aging parents,
find time to be with them,
knowing that you may not have much time left.

Fill your world with positive thoughts,
Stand proud to be YOU,
and always remember to live in the moment.

Self Motivation Challenge

Veritable Quandary, originally uploaded by GregDawson.

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

I read the above quote this morning and immediately jumped out of bed for a quick run, crunches and pushups.

I’ve had a litany of excuses since completely the 2007 Chicago Marathon, i.e. broken foot, I’m too busy, I’m too tired, I’ll work out next week, I just ran a marathon so I’m good for awhile, it’s Wednesday and I don’t workout on Wednesdays… literally, I could fill a book with all of my excuses.

My excuses haven’t just hurt my exercising, but also my work, hobbies, life, etc.

To combat this, I’m starting a 30-day self-motivation program. How and what?

Out of the several items I’ve been putting off, I’ve picked four of them to track, document and report on. Here they are:

1. Exercise and Nutrition
*Cut out some junk and workout more
**Commit to start training for a 1/2 marathon

2. Guitar
* Start guitar lessons again
** Learn “Guy with a Guitar” by Mishka

3. Photography
* Start taking more photos
** Join a photography club

4. Mobile Lifestyle
* Build on the projects that enable me to travel and work
** Finish

With the right planning, I believe, all of this is attainable. I will see you on the flipside a leaner, meaner, more musically talented individual.