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New Horizon

Get the jump on your New Year’s resolutions in this week’s photo challenge.

Photo by Mike Stevens

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As I write, a winter storm — with 70km winds and driving snow — rages outside. You’d never know that we had the warmest fall on record with temperatures well above average, and on the day this photo was taken, sunshine that revealed a bright horizon.

In this image, nature — in the form of bent prairie grass — is actually pointing directly at the far shore, where the fog is lifting from the water. It’s saying, “Look ahead! How will you make the best of this beautiful day?” I love how it allowed me not only to enjoy a lovely moment, but also to shift my perspective to the future.

Photo by Mike Stevens

Photo by Mike Stevens

This week, we’re challenging you to think ahead and show your work in a representative photo. If you set New Year’s resolutions, give them some thought a few weeks early. If resolutions aren’t your style, show us something that you want to achieve — it could be setting a new goal, making plans, or even tackling that pile of laundry waiting by the washer. The goal is to get out of the busy “now,” and imagine your new horizon. Go!

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    1. Thank you! Please don’t feel pinned down to posting on Fridays — the challenge runs all week until a new challenge is posted each Friday and you’re welcome to post on any day of the week that suits you.

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  1. Thank you for the challenge! I accept. You’re beautiful photo of the water is like a sigh of relief. Your description of the storm has me dreaming of cold snowy days, a blazing fire and no place to go. I’m a Minnesota girl living in Southern California. Hmmmm.

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    1. That bent prairie grass is on shore, but it looks as though it’s pointing out over the water, toward the opposite shore. It’s on the right side of the frame. (Thanks for the kind words!)

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