February 19-25, 2013
Week 40 of the 365 Photo Project was still somewhat uninspired. I know I’m probably being hard on myself. The point is that keeping a commitment is hard. Some of these images were an attempt to do more and see more. Still, creativity is something you have to try to do. And the months of February and March are tough months for inspiration in Alaska. Winter is loooooong.
But this was the week I solved the Rubik’s Cube for the first time in my life.
You’ll have to trust me on this. I see that there is only three sides in this image, but they were all there. I felt like a God among men this day. It didn’t last. I have yet to solve it a second time. But I’ve been very close.
Evan and I travel quite a bit, most of it work related. We happen to be very good at tacking on fun stuff to the work stuff we have to do. People tell us how much they enjoy following us on Facebook and our travels. They see the pictures and think we travel and do fun stuff ALL the time. Of course we post the fun stuff on Facebook. I keep telling people I need to post pictures of us at home doing what we normally do. This!
The weekend during this week happened to be a weekend at work where there was no show for us at work. So I invited my staff over for a dinner party. Evan was up for cooking. But on Thursday we had to do the shopping.
While the first part of winter was relatively snow free, the back half has been snow intense.
This was shot after a snowfall. I love birches in snow catching the late afternoon glow. It’s one of my favorite Alaska winter images. Check out the work of Kes Woodward if you want to see some gorgeous Alaska art.
I’ve noticed I take a lot of pictures of these birch trees.
Saturday was the night of the dinner party with my staff, and this was my contribution to dinner.
The Sunday of this week saw us in downtown Anchorage for the Fur Rondy activities. We looked at snow sculptures, saw amusement rides, and of course dog mushing. But I really like the image I got of the traditional blanket toss.
The last image of the week was taken at our dinner table.
How do you keep inspired during the long winter?