Blessed…

Blessed with another day to do life better than I did it yesterday!

Make the most of it!

Have a fantastic day everyone!

Sun rising in Delaware County, PA, USA

Merry Christmas/Great Weekend

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas or simply a great weekend if you don’t celebrate Christmas, either way, hope all is going well with you all.

My thing to do since I was a young kid…get up before everyone else, turn on the tree lights, kick back and appreciate it all, give thanks for the people in my life, past and present, and remember the ones that are no longer here…

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Tony

Finding Subjects Podcast

Last Week In Pictures

Indian food at a local restaurant. It was nice to get out and be with the family. Covid is going ballistic in our area, reminiscent of the first outbreak, everyone is on edge, then there’s Christmas in a few days…just more reasons to appreciate what we have in life and enjoy each day…
Honestly, I don’t remember what they were called… Tandoori Wings sound right? They were really good!
This was the first time I had the whole family in my new ride. They’ve been busting on me a little bit because I’m so into my new ‘old’ Volvo, but I’m telling you it’s a thing! There is a cult following with these cars. They are built like tanks, run incredible, but after so many years small things might need fixing…and you better have some mechanical know how…
Then the family asked me if I actually checked the car over before I bought it…because…’you might be missing a few parts’ was mentioned from the back seats! We busted up laughing that seat belt buckles could be missing…I actually think they are folded beneath the seat so I’ll have to investigate! Stay tuned!

‘Jules Thin Crust Pizza’ once again. Locally sourced ingredients, organic, that’s some fresh and healthy pizza right there! We were up on the Main Line, Rt 30, and stopped by!
Turning my head to the left this is my first view each morning. As frustrated and pissed off of having this broken foot and being stationary with no driving and non-weight bearing with it, my patients are being tested each day with that, and simultaneously I really try to stay mindful that so many people have it much worse. So I await for this moment each day and give thanks for another chance to do life better than I did it yesterday…not always easy but I try…

I will put a short podcast episode up either today or tomorrow, just a quick hello to you all. Thanks for being here. Have a great day!

Tony

Finding Subjects Podcast

Last Week In Pictures

Who doesn’t like beef jerky’s? I prefer the beef Teriyaki Jack Links, personally. If they sold it in a five pound box, that would be perfect!
This bulb right here…I hate this bulb. My mongo sized hands do not readily fit into the small opening one must use to remove said bulb. But I managed… albeit with much pain and effort.
Hanging with my High School friends doing what we’ve been doing for many decades. I get a front row seat nowadays but still, I add my three cents whenever expert opinions are needed! 😂
‘Ashers’ chocolate and toffee covered pretzels! Just saying, these things are incredible!
Volvo Low Beam light…I hate this light as well…access area made for Keebler Elves. Virtually impossible for man-hands to access. I also dislike this bulb very much!
Really bad crash stopping up traffic. This van is roughly twenty yards and in an oncoming traffic lane from the point of impact where it landed.

News helicopters overhead, news van on side of the road. Prayers to all those involved.

STP….Stone Temple Pilots? Nah, just a logo I was exposed to my entire life. I really like this logo. I can’t explain it. It’s just cool to me and reminds me of simpler times..,
A quiet moment of disconnect…
Dude…making like a desert nomad! Lawrence of Arabia perhaps? 😂
Coolest cat I’ve ever encountered!
Jules Thin Crust pizza…Rt 30 in Wayne, Pennsylvania. This is butternut squash with caramelized onions, apples, ricotta, mozzarella cheese! A seasonal offering but one I don’t miss this time of year!!

Shadow Surfers

Random distance shots of surfers at Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Beach Sunrise Hello

https://anchor.fm/finding-subjects-podcast/episodes/Beach-Sunrise-Hello-e19hccm

4 minute message

Have A Great Day

Watching the sun come up this morning and I just wanted to say hello to you and to have a nice day!

It’s a quick five minute message!!

Grand Tetons Moose

Came across this beautiful creature in the Grand Tetons, Wyoming.

It’s what everyone is searching for out there, a glimpse of wildlife in its natural environment.

It’s also crazy how close people will get to these animals in order to get the shot they want.

I found solace in understanding I don’t have to outrun these wild animals if they turn aggressive, I only have to outrun the humans who got too close in the first place.

The Moment

My family often suggests to me that it’s ok NOT to photograph everything. That sometimes just being in the moment is more important than capturing an image of a moment you may have missed. That is hard for me to do.

I’m working on being in the moment, appreciating the moment, being in the ‘now’ instead of always capturing the best shot in order to share that with others.

This particular image was one of the moments I was very aware of what my family often says to me. I captured the shot and put my camera away…and just stared at the beauty before me.

I thought about how lucky I was to be there, staring at the Grand Tetons, breathing the fresh air, being there with my wife, thinking about my kids and how grateful I am for everything in my life, and suddenly I realized I was doing it again, not being in that exact moment, when I’m not thinking about anything but what is in front of me, and I laughed at how hard that is for me to do, being completely in the moment of something, giving it my all, concentrating on the intricacies of what is before me.

The field before me, the dark green conifers pointing skyward, and suddenly the sharp rising rocks rising up to fill the horizon with nothing but jagged peaks. The snow captured within those rocks at elevation and the blue sky serving as a backdrop.

That is what they mean, my family, what they want me to see, even though I do see it often, through the lens, they expressed the importance of being completely in the moment, aware, appreciative, utilizing all of the senses to fully experience that particular moment.

I did all of that here. Set my camera down and stood there, staring, breathing deeply the clean mountain air, listening to the silence, excited to be there, taking it all in, and again…feeling grateful and blessed for that particular moment, the mindfulness, all of it…

I’m sorry I’ve been away from this page for so long. Covid caught up to me and after a month it still lingers. I thought I’d be better by now. I’m one of those breakthrough cases you hear about, someone who has been vaccinated and still gets Covid, and then the symptoms linger a long time…

I am thankful I got the vaccine. Can’t imagine how it would have affected me if I hadn’t. After this long it gets old, I get frustrated I have a burst of energy and then I’m sacked for the rest of the day. And simultaneously I am very grateful to be here.

It’s affected the podcast, this site, my Instagram page, all of it…and with that it is discouraging trying to so hard and being forced to backslide…

Being down for the count also gives one a ton of time to think, to consider the journey we are on in life and what we should be doing or could be doing.

I awoke today and was inspired that no matter what I would get on FindingSubjects.com and write something. I like writing. I could always write something and then read it on the podcast, yes? Like these words? Maybe that’s something I will do in the future?

That’s the origins of all of this anyways…to take a photograph…and talk about it…and find the subjects within each photograph no matter how deep it may be…

For me, there is always a story behind each photo I take. Maybe I need to fully get behind that mindset and stick with it. Maybe people will like that and get behind it?

I’m running out of energy once again…I hate when this happens…but I have hope it will slowly dissipate and I’ll be back to myself in due time…but until then…I will focus on the moments…continuing to be very appreciative of what was, what will be, and most importantly, what currently is, the moment right in front of me now.

Have a great day, all. Thanks for being here. Thank you for reading.

Tony

Finding Subjects

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