I wound up traveling to two different cities, about an hour apart, and spending quite some time walking around a beautiful garden, and through the oldest part of a well maintained, lovely cemetery. In between I managed to locate a house that is similar to the one in my book, and a couple of really pretty fountains.
In all, I have seventy-nine photos to choose from for my book trailer.
The only thing I didn’t get was a few shots of a swamp, but after nearly seven hours of traveling, searching and walking around, I was ready to call it a day. I’ll have to drive over there tomorrow though, because I really think I need one.
All I have to say is that it was a lot of fun. And I may wind up taking up photography as a new hobby. Two shots really convinced me that this is something I would enjoy immensely.
The first was an uneven set of rough stone steps on a path in the woods. It was so cool trying to set up the perfect angle to get exactly what I wanted. The second, and probably something I won’t be using in the trailer, was just too good to not get. A spiderweb in a tree. There were droplets of water all over it, and I loved it! There were also a couple of small, dried leaves that I didn’t love quite so much, but it’s one thing to take a picture of a spiderweb. It’s quite another to put my fingers close enough to it to remove anything from it, and so they stayed exactly where they were. No, I’m not particularly fond of spiders.
The most amazing thing about the day, though, doesn’t have anything to do with the photographs. While I’m a little tired, I’m still awake, still thinking clearly, and still feeling pretty darned good.
Why is that the best part?
Because it wasn’t that long ago that even a quick trip to the first city would have ruined me for the rest of the day. I expect that today’s outcome is due to a combination of having my hypothyroidism diagnosed and treated, going gluten-free, and spending so much time on my pool workouts.
Whatever the cause, almost three years after the accident that felt like it ruined my life, I’m finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Yeah, there’s still room for improvement. But life is finally getting back to normal!
Now if I can just manage to avoid a nervous breakdown as I begin work on the trailer…