I recently turned 30 this past December and I'm finding that years seem to pass much more quickly these days. At the same time, a lot happens in the space of four seasons. The photographs in this post were taken last March at the Heard Museum, a little slice of natural habitat near my hometown in the midst of a rapidly-developed, suburban, concrete
wasteland errrr... "paradise" on the outskirts of the Dallas metroplex.
Honestly, though time seems to go by more rapidly for me now, it is hard to believe that only a year ago HIVE split off onto its own blockchain journey. (Of course, I think of HIVE as the same chain that I have used since 2017, despite the re-name, so perhaps that is also a factor.) By all measurements, 2020 was an eventful year, and I have some wonderful memories from it — especially during the spring, when people briefly stopped filling the interstates with cars and the skies with so much smog.
I'm at a quite different place this Spring, and not feeling the urge to go out and do as much Smartphone Photography. Thankfully, I have a large surplus of things I never got around to sharing last year — so even if I don't venture out as much I will be enjoying both editing some of the shots to post on HIVE as well as making neural network processed versions of them using Deep Dream and Final Cut Pro.
As always, there are so many avenues to explore in life — it often makes one's head spin. Strangely enough, a part of me is actually pining for the quiet days of the crypto bear market. I tend to enjoy when the hubbub dies down a bit, and have something of a proclivity for the ecstatically solemn — if you can conceive of such a thing.
In any case, I believe 2021 is going to be an absolutely amazing year — I intend to make it such — and will be endeavoring to enjoy the journey each step of the way.
Here's to spring,
Daniel / @d-pend
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posted March 24, 2021. Photos taken with iphone 8+.