I am happy to welcome Xavier to this blog. He is another newbie at Photo Dreamin’! Xavier’s blog is called Strange Kinda Man.
I am reminded when I read blogs like Xavier’s that it is always a good deal to laugh each day. And I laughed more than once when I read Xavier’s posts! He blogs about anything and everything, which is always a refreshing change for me.
Xavier’s photographs remind me that paradise is where you find it. It can be anywhere, even in your own back yard. Travel need lot necessarily lead you to the farthest horizons, but can take you closer to yourself and your loved ones.
I will let Xavier do the talking, now:
“This first picture holds a special place in my heart. My wife and I visited Watkins Glen, NY for our 25th anniversary recently and this was the view up through the trees from the Glen trail.
What’s the big deal? Well, come August 17th it will be 32 years since we decided to begin dating and we made that decision while in Watkins Glen State Park not far from this very spot. While the picture quality is not what I hoped for this is a picture of the falls mid-trail. I include this picture to set up for the next”.
I love the light and “sparklies” up in the foliage. When the big date rolls around, do have a happy 25th anniversary! No wonder why with this special feeling in your photo, you put it on your blog.
“Those falls led right into a heart shaped pool which you can make out in this photo. We call it our love pool in case you were wondering.
(Just for the record, she was just over 3/4ths my age when we began dating. I was 17….)”.
How romantic can you get at such a tender age?! Hot stuff! . Honestly, this is a gorgeous place. Who could not fall in love here?
“This seems so out of place, yet is rather fitting. I pass this farm on my drive home from work and it reminds me of my uncle’s farm where I worked until Spring of 1979 and
is really not incredibly far from Watkins Glen, under an hours’ drive. It fits because I quit working on the farm in May and if I had not I would have not been able to be on the
camping trip at Watkins Glen where I ‘discovered’ who my soul-mate was”.
Of course, I agree. You needed that bit of destiny to meet up with your special lady. I am sure that you think of your special summer every time you drive past.
” This also may seem out of place and, to be honest, this is not a ‘trip’ it’s my own backyard. My garden reminds me often of the farm that I left many years ago and of what I might have missed had I stayed on that farm. This is where I go when I need a moment of peace but often I go here to remind me ……”
This must be Xavier’s “daily trip”; growing his own veggies. That is cool. I always say that anyone who is passionate about growing plants, cannot be a violent person. Because it takes love to nurture plants. I am more than sure that everyday, you “get away” just behind the house. A haven of peace in a world of insanity.
I really enjoyed these pictures and thank you, Xavier for these touching mementos.
See everyone soon!