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Sep 28, 2012


We got more hikes in during the month of September. The long walks in the forest gave me more opportunities to let my thoughts wander on my art and the moments that make up my day.

possession beach woods
possession sound trail

"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self."
~ Aristotle

The change of seasons and the "new perspective" prompt also spurred me to think about how I want to shape the remainder of this year.

september self-portrait
on the ferry

A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.
~ Franz Kafka

I decided I wanted to read more and needed some way to encourage that habit. A couple of months ago, I heard about Cousera. This organization offers free courses online with professors from universities throughout the U.S.A. How cool is that!

I signed up for the Greek Mythology course. My goal and this course fit perfectly, so I've begun reading Homer's Odyssey. Although, I've read it before, I'm getting more of the background to the story through this course.

september reading
morning reading

Although September had a couple of rough weeks because of a seasonal cold, it's been a good month. I got a lot done even on my worst days.

On one of our walks, upon saying good morning to a local, he responded, "Everyday is a good day. You just gotta open your eyes."

september sunrise
september sunrise
Joining "in the picture" at Urban Muser.


Leanne Barnett said...

Beautiful post, I really enjoyed looking through your month. Love the light in your reading shot & the sunrise looks wonderful.

seabluelee said...

Juana, your self portraits are beautiful. I don't have a favorite - each one is unique and lovely in its own way. The setting, the pose, the light - wonderful!

Jo Murray said...

Lovely photos Juana. I'm impressed at your focus on learning, and how you are enriching your life by this.

vanessa said...

great quote by aristotle! Wishing you a productive and inspired rest of the year. Good luck with the course.

urban muser said...

beautiful shots. i love that last one! thanks for linking up at {in the picture} this month.

Zena said...

Wonderful post and photos. Love the one where you´re reading, great light and composition

Urban Rustic said...

yes wonderful images!

Anonymous said...

great post with many amazing photos! I just looked up Coursera - what a great website! thanks for mentioning it!

Tracy said...

LOVELY images, Juana... and just lovely to see YOU! :o) Greek Mythology--that is very exciting. I admire your course of reading/learning for autumn. This feels a great time to try something new, doesn't it, or pick up something a-new. I've been trying to read more in recent months as well, as earlier in the year I felt lucky to finish a magazine or read news online. So it's been a summer of books, which I will carry into autumn now too. Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS))

Heather said...

I adore your photography style. These are so beautiful.

Cathy H. said...

Beautiful set of self-portraits! I especially love the last one! Gorgeous light!

Sandra said...

I love the morning reading and the last shot which opens all horizons!

Becs said...

Fantastic set of shots. Love the light in the last one and the shot of you reading especially.

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