I started off last year with high hopes for the future, but the Covid-19 Pandemic hit and life changed drastically. In March 2020, I was packing my bags and camera gear for the trip of a life time to Patagonia in South America. Two weeks before my plane would have taken off, world wide borders shut down. In Canada, Prime Minister Trudeau instructed us all to “go home and stay home”. This was serious. Thus began a year-and-a-half of sporadic lockdowns, masks, social distancing, Zoom calls and finally vaccines.

My Patagonia trip was rescheduled to 2021, then moved again to 2022. Fingers crossed that I get there eventually. Many local parks where I enjoy taking photos were closed to the public. When they began to reopen, I was filled with trepidation when I ventured forth. Most of my photography has consisted of iPhone shots taken on my exercise walks near my home. A new kind of trash appeared on the streets.

New Kind of Trash

However, being an introvert has helped me survive this period of isolation in relatively good spirits. C’est la vie. Life goes on. It is time to seek beauty in nature and share joy in life once again.

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