Farewell for a bit

By: juliasoplop

Nov 04 2010

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Wildflower in Finn's Meadow. Summit County, CO

While it hasn’t been quite a year since I began The Image, this post will be my last for a while. We are expecting our first baby—a girl!—within the next few weeks. I anticipate that the coming months will be chaotic as we adjust to our new family life, leaving little time for taking photos other than newborn portraits (with which I know I will go overboard).

When I began this blog in January 2010, I set the goal of posting an image each day. For the first few months, I actually did. Then I got pregnant. And with pregnancy came month upon month of morning-noon-and-night sickness. I could barely get off the couch, let alone take and post photos. Once the nausea subsided, I discovered a lingering side effect: nauseating associations with just about everything I did or ate during the first few months. Unfortunately the blog was no exception. Even now, just looking at the blog interface sends me running to the bathroom to vomit. Who knew? I hope this tendency subsides once the baby arrives.

While I have fallen short of my goal of posting an image each day for a year, I’ve had a great time shooting and editing the photos I did manage to post. I plan to take a hiatus from the blog for a while but hope to make sporadic posts once I get the hang of the parenting thing.

Since it’s all about baby these days for us, I decided to leave you with an image we just hung in the nursery. I took the photo during the summer of 2007 in an alpine meadow in Summit County, Colorado. I was working for the local newspaper and would walk our yellow lab, Finn, there each day. He loved romping in the meadow so much that we started calling it Finn’s Meadow. We hope to introduce our daughter to Finn’s Meadow next summer.

Copyright 2010 Julia Soplop