When I say old photos, I don’t mean from the 1930’s, 40’s or 50’s. Not even the old photos from when I was in high school or college. I mean the old photos I took when it was warmer, the grass was green and the flowers were in bloom. The photos seem old because it feels like those days of green grass, warm temps and flowers were months and months ago. Actually, those memories were four to five months ago. But, with the snow and cold it feels like seven, eight, nine… a lifetime.
It doesn’t help either that we name everything now for weather systems. We never called a “cold snap” a “Polar Vortex” or a good old Midwestern blizzard “Snowmageddan”. We Midwestern folk endured, worked and went on with our lives and knew it was a part of Mother Nature throwing a fit and it would be over. The sun would shine, warm weather would hug us once more, our seeds would sprout to give us flowers and food.
But the best part about photography? The memories to help us through tough times. This is a simple tough time right now. I’m tired of cold and snow. Mostly the bitter cold. But, I have photographs of tropical scenes and scenes from around our city and our home to make me feel warm.
I hope you enjoy the following images and makes you think of photos you’ve taken. I hope it reminds you of a comfortable time in your life and makes you feel warm. That’s what photos are for, memories of a comfortable time. After you get done viewing these images, go find ones you’ve taken. But, wait until you’ve seen my images first…then go find yours.