Photograph taken by on Tuesday, May 17, 2016


I nearly called it quits tonight. Since the beginning of 2011 (actually starting three days before that, on December 29, 2010, I’ve taken at least one photograph every day. The first year’s worth were posted to Facebook and then starting in 2012 they’ve been posted here. I still linked to them from Facebook and more recently posted them to Instagram, as well.

There have been a few times when I wasn’t sure I’d keep going. For the few of you who actually read this, rather than just enjoy the pictures on Instagram or Facebook, I really appreciate it. You are the main reason I’ve kept going. The next level are those who mention to me that they enjoy the pictures on Facebook. I know a lot more people see them than comment or even click on the “Like” button (because I hear from you in other ways) and that’s quite encouraging, as well.

This evening it was a few minutes before 11:00 p.m. and I hadn’t taken a picture. Cathy had just gotten home form her indoor soccer game and when I told her I was thinking about just not taking a picture today she said, “come on, get off the couch and take a picture of me.” So, I did. And here we are, continuing the streak at 1,967 days.

One Response to Cathy

  1. maureeen prentiss

    Thank God for Cathy! Although she does not get all the credit for the thousands of hours of time and talent you have put into this website, I’m grateful she didn’t let you fizzle last night.
    I can’t tell you how much I rely on this website (and by that I mean YOU) to ground me with delightful photos and your tranquil writing style. I am guilty of savoring the gift without acknowledging the giver and for that, I apologize. Please keep it going! While my sanity (such as it is) does not entirely depend on it, it comes pretty damn close some days.