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A dandelion’s view of the world

Hi! I’m reporting from the twilight zone, i.e. the end of the semester. I have my last partial tomorrow morning (technically it’s already today, but my days don’t start until I get up), and one last paper to hand in. After that, classes are over and I’m taking at least a whole weekend off.

I was looking for my cat last week when I spotted the single dandelion growing in the garden. I forgot about the missing cat and went for the camera, but the cat found me while I was on the ground taking pictures. He always finds the camera.

I love how everything looks so huge when I’m on ground level taking pictures. It puts the world in perspective :).


The bright side

You know those cloudy days when colors pop? Well, today was one of those days.

I really don’t care if these pictures are good or they suck, because I couldn’t be happier that I finally had time to get out and shoot. College is taking up most of my time and draining me of my energy, but I just have to think of why I’m doing this, and I know I’ll make it, because this is what will take me where I want to go. I’ll work with literature for the rest of my life, I’ll teach, and I’ll keep taking pictures forever. It’s just a few more months of hard work and I’ll get my degree.

I don’t know what these plants are called in English; they grow in my garden and right now they are the only colorful things around. But while I was on the ground taking pictures of them, I noticed that my tulips are beginning to grow sprouts. We’re one month away from winter, but all I know is we’re just four months away from spring :).


Light as dandelion seeds

I imagined many things that would happen when the semester started. I wouldn’t have so much time to go shooting, I wouldn’t have so much time to practice, surf the web for inspirational pictures, and therefore I wouldn’t learn so much. Summer would end, I wouldn’t find interesting subjects to shoot, or I’d be buried under piles of boring texts that I’d much rather trade for my freedom.

None of this has come true so far. Yes, I’ll probably be buried in texts within a week, but since this is my last year, I can handle everything without losing my sanity or forsaking my life; I’ve had plenty of time to learn how to do it.

Yesterday morning I went out with my camera as far as my backyard, and I found lots of little things to shoot. My favorite was this combination of blooming and fading dandelions. I’ve wanted to shoot dandelion seeds for a while, so I’m really happy.

Again, I can relate to this; I am light and free as the little dandelion seeds. Negativity can’t affect me, because I’m living my dreams every day, and I’ll fly far away from it.