I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving shared with family and friends. I did.
It's amazing. I grew up in Northern Wisconsin and lived there for almost 25 years. I still get back there several times a year. Just got back from there after spending another wonderful Thanksgiving with my wonderful family. But, for some reason it seems my last couple trips up there I've seen more of the beautiful land of Wisconsin than I did in my 20+ years living there. What's different that causes this to happen? The only things I can think of are:
1. Different prioritiies. When I was a young buck, I had more interest in hanging with my buddies in the local in-town watering hole.
2. Living in a metropolitan area opens your eyes more to the wonders of the natural land outside of the city.
3. This 5 pound weight I hang over my shoulder that captures light to create images that last, maybe, forever. This hobby has made me seek out and look for the beauty.
4. I got kids now and sometimes you just got to get away.
There may be other reasons, but these are the main ones I can think of. While on my trip, I made sure I spent several hours a day going to areas that I was not too familiar with just to see what I might find. I found beautiful lakes that I did not know existed within 20 minutes of where I grew up. Of course, there's so many lakes up there that I'm sure lifelong residents don't know about half of them. Anyway, they offered me some nice images to capture with my 5 pound weight.