The last day of May

All May I have been silent here. I don’t know why, exactly

The April Yoga Challenge ended and suddenly when there wasn’t yoga to report on in Virtual Yogarians, I lost my blog “focus.”

I like having a blog “project.” You know, something to report on every day. After the Yoga Challenge ended, I didn’t know what to report on.

So I rested. I read a bunch of books about yoga, (yeah, I know, big surprise there), and then I started to work in the garden and play outside more, and before I knew it the whole delicious and beautiful month of May had been gobbled up by time.

Today is May’s last day.  I was talking to Shelly after yoga this morning and I found out that she and I both share the same feeling of nausea when May fades into June. “Uh-oh,” we think, “here comes June, and before you know it, the summer will be over.”

I hate myself when I spin like that, but I can’t seem to help myself. I love spring so much, and especially May. Why can’t it be May forever? (Ode on a Grecian Urnnotwithstanding.)

I want the trees to stay that fresh, chartreuse-y green. I want the viburnums always in bloom. When I see the first aster, the first goldenrod, the change of the sumac from yellow to red,  I nosedive into despair.

But all that aside, I am here writing tonight, on this last day of May, to say that I think I have found a fun and amusing June project to commit to that will keep me blog-faithful for at least the next 30 days

I have been wanting to learn my camera ever since I got it. I have had it for a few years now, and it’s a pretty nice one, but I have never really explored its capabilities outside of the “Auto” setting.

So when I found this site today through The Bliss Project, I thought that this would be a way to kill the proverbial “two birds” by photographing something everyday, and then posting it here.

Can I twist a few arms to join me in this cool challenge?  It might be really fun, and it would give those of you who blog, a daily focus.  And even if you don’t blog, you could post your pics on Facebook, or hashtag #photoadayjune on Twitter.   I think it would be fun to see how people I know, interpret all these prompts.

Photo a Day for June

I also think I am going to change themes tomorrow as well, so don’t be alarmed if things look different.