Leave Behind

I think all of us want to leave a mark on the world. But what kind of mark do we want to leave behind? 

Unknown Graffiti at Big Rock Park

Unknown Graffiti at Big Rock Park

I found and photographed this graffiti at Big Rock Park near Allentown over a year ago. I think it is unfortunate to mark nature in this way, but there is also something very interesting about the graffiti itself and the notion of leaving your mark in the world. Big Rock Park has a lot of this, where over the years graffiti has been covered over by new marks made by others. It would be fascinating to see what is under all the layers of paint, or to see the original beauty of the rocks. 

Immortality is to live your life doing good things, and leaving your mark behind.
— Brandon Lee

On the BlogHer challenge: I wasn't feeling well yesterday, so I'm going to try to do an extra post this weekend.

Free Desktop Wallpaper

To celebrate fifteen days into the BlogHer NaBloPoMo January challenge I thought I would offer up a new digital wallpaper! This wallpaper is one of my butterfly photographs from a local orchard in Pennsylvania. 

Wallpaper: 800x600

Wallpaper: 800x600

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Wallpaper: 1600x900

In order to get the wallpaper, click on the size you need below and a new tab will open with the image. From there you can right-click and "Set as Desktop Background" or you can save the image to your computer and set it as your background from there. 

Download Free Desktop Wallpaper

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NEW! 1680 x 1050

If you like this wallpaper please let me know in the comments below, and I can offer additional wallpapers for download throughout the remainder of the month. Or, if you would like to know how I created the wallpaper, let me know that too, and I create a post about that as well. Enjoy!

Writing and Connecting

One of the things I want to work on this year is to focus more on my writing and creative side projects. I have a few ideas I would like to pursue that until recently have taken a back seat to everything else. Because writing begets writing, I have decided to follow along with NaBloPoMo this month. 

In short, to blog throughout January for the purpose of writing and connecting with others online. The theme of Pressure seemed particularly appropriate, although I like to think of it as increased focus

As I'm deciding what I would like to work on in 2014, this January challenge seemed like fun, and I am looking forward to participating, as well as checking out the other blogs involved in the challenge. January is a great time to start a project! If you are also working on something new (creative, home projects, whatever has you excited) feel free to share it below!  

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson