Obligatory First Post

This blog is currently a work in progress. Welcome to the shitshow!

Currently just filling the site up with content and customizing the look and placement of everything. It’s been a long time since I’ve managed a blog, so my skills are a little rusty.

I’m hoping to have some amazing, knock-your-socks-off photos up soon. I’m really looking forward to getting back into the photo challenges and such online. 2018 has started off a little sideways, and this is a feeble attempt at trying to do something positive for myself that I actually enjoy.

Cheers to that!

Photo Challenge – “Beloved”

This may be a little premature as my blog is not even close to being completed, but I was anxious to participate in some photography challenges online. I decided to jump right in and join in on The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for January 31, 2018. The theme was “beloved”, and while I felt the single-cat-lady urge to post photos of my cats, I knew there was one other item in the house that is quite precious to me.

image1This coin was given to me by my father before he passed away in 2002 from cancer. It is a Saint Patrick coin – Patron Saint of the Irish. On the back, it reads:

“May your troubles be less, your blessings be more,

and nothing but happiness come through your door.”

This coin is very dear to me, for reasons I am sure you can understand. It has traveled with me through many rough periods of my life. The coin is showing its’ age — the image of Saint Patrick on the front is so worn that you can only make out the silhouette now. But the back – the blessing – still remains crystal clear. Hopefully someday I can pass it along to someone else who will see the value in it, and will keep it as one of their most beloved possessions as I have. It is amazing how something as simple as a coin can help you through some of your toughest days… just by holding it in your hand.

Photo taken on an iPhone 6 camera… nothing fancy. My camera was not readily available to me this morning. Shot in black and white – my favorite. I feel that the B&W really helps the detail of the coin to pop.

I look forward to any comments or likes! Thanks for checking out my very first photo challenge post! Happy to be a part of this.