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On sunsets, fireplaces, books and plans….

How does a “non addictive” personality type become totally, utterly, completely, ridiculously addicted to taking photos?

“My name is Joanne, and I am a photo-holic”.

Do you think that may help me to overcome my addiction? I’m not so sure myself. Photography is such a fulfilling pass time, so why would I even consider “getting over it”? And it is a well-known fact that to make the decision to change something, you have to want to make the change!

And you know what? I don’t want to give up photography!

I do have one teeny-weeny problem though, that my addiction to photography has created; my blog is suffering, and that is something that I do want to change!

So tonight, even though the hour is late, and all good photo-holics should be taking themselves off to bed, to curl up, keep warm, and read some more of the new book they have just begun, here I am, adding a photo or two here, because they are too beautiful to not share.

We have seen some magical sunsets over the last few days. Perhaps not the stop-you-dead-in-your-tracks type of sunsets, with the brilliant dazzle of reds, oranges and golds, but more subdued sunsets.

The sky has just a subtle hint of colour, the air is cool and the fireplace is keeping the house comfortable and warm. They are the kind of nights when all you really want to do is get up close, as close as the heat will let you, to the fireplace, curl up in a ball and go to sleep.So here’s the plan ~ even if time does not permit, even if all I want to do is curl up in a cosy ball with my really good book, even if I’m tired, I will take a few moments to add some photos here, most days.

Perhaps not every day. Some days become crazy and I really need forty-eight hours instead of twenty-four. Don’t we all have days like those?

Oh, but before I take myself off to “cozy book reading land”, here’s another photo of the sky. Doesn’t this winter moon look incredible? My new camera is just the best gadget I have ever owned in my life!


6 thoughts on “On sunsets, fireplaces, books and plans….

  1. Ahh, but your photography addiction hurts no one – unless of course you are not taking care of your domestic duties and are ignoring your family – and gives such great pleasure to you and to us, your Bliphoto and blog followers. I love all your pictures, but the one of the moon has me green with envy! I have never been able to get a good moon photo and I keep telling myself I’m going to get the tripod out and try with that. Maybe tonight.


    1. You know it’s funny Carol, if anything my interest in photography has some members of the family even more involved, especially my 14 year old son, who likes to borrow my camera and take some shots of his own, when he sees something that he knows I will like! And yes, I always keep the chores up to date, so you’re right, it hurts no one!

      Before I updated my camera I would try to get decent photos of the moon, without success, which was quite frustrating. You’ll have to let me know when you have a photo you are happy with. It gives you such a sense of achievement when you finally get the shot you are aiming for. 🙂


  2. Stunning moon shot, Joanne! They are all beautiful, but that one stood out for me, probably because I missed the full moon due to clouds or travel or thoughtlessness. I’m not sure which one it is.

    I don’t see anything wrong with having a photography addiction (said one addict to another). 😀


    1. Hello Photo-Addict Robin! 😉 I’m pretty pleased with my moon photo too! I remember when I first discovered your blog, you had an amazing moon photo on one of your posts, and when I saw it I vowed to one day have a camera that would allow me to take a decent photo of the moon, and here it is! Not as good as yours by any mean, but I’m happy with it. You have inspired me so many times with your photos. 🙂


  3. Just re-read that comment and should have added (about the moon shot), that it stood out because it’s stunning. And then, you know, the other stuff.


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