September 1st


Hey, it’s September 1st already! For much of my life it has represented a beginning of a new year, as a child going to school, then as a university student. Later I went to school as a teacher for a few years. Later still, as a parent I helped my children set off each new September with the same hopes and a little fear. I still think of this feeling every September and, of course, it feels like a fresh new beginning for me as I start planning to head back to the printmaking studio next week after the summer hiatus.

A while ago I wrote about the changing light of the season, and of course we are rapidly progressing towards the fall (or spring, depending where you are) equinox to come later this month. So it was timely for me to capture some images of morning light and evening shadows to share in this week’s Finnish Photo Thursday, the theme being Light or Valo.

Another bloggers’ sharing event, Festival of the Trees #3 is now up at Burning Silo. Bev, this month’s hostess, is a fabulous nature photographer and naturalist living in eastern Ontario, Canada, so do visit the rest of her fascinating blog while you are there.

Here at home, I’m busy getting ready for some visitors (family) from Idaho who are actually on their way home from a summer in Alaska. Posting may be light over the coming week. It’s also the start of the Labour Day long weekend, so have a good one!


September 1, 2006 in Being an Artist, Blogging, Photography by Marja-Leena