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5 on 5 and a Three Years Late Blog Post

I’m not even sure I remember how to do this.

I’ve grown lazy over the past couple of years. I remember the days when I could sit down and write a mile-long blog post like it was no big thing, and then along came twitter and Facebook and instagram and whatever else you can think of, it’s there, and it’s all designed to “save you time” because you know, time is precious and attention spans are short and OMG if you’ve written more that 140 characters, well … ain’t nobody got time for that.


I’ve decided that I’VE got time for that.
Well, in theory at least.

In an attempt to both
a) get my new SHINE home up and running and,
b) put down my phone and pick up my camera, dammit,
I jumped right in when Kim innocently asked me “Hey, you want to do a 5 on 5?”

To which I replied, “What the hell is a 5 on 5?!!”

5 on 5: A group of friends and photographers who, on the fifth day of each month, post their five favourite photos from the month before and then link to the next photographer in the group.

Well ya, I’m in. And little did she know what she had set in motion. SHINE is basically (very basically) up and running, my previous hellish mess of photo files is now somewhat (less than somewhat) more organized, I actually DID pick up my camera more often, and

my house is a mess.

Whatever. Progress is progress.

So thank you Kim, for asking me if I’d like to join in and play. And without further ado (and maybe a tiny little drumroll) my 5 on 5 for January…

Just when I thought I'd travelled all of the backroads around here, I found another. And it was gorgeous!
SHINE - Rural Sunsets
This light. It stopped me in my tracks.
The Friday after work drive to unwind. Nothing better.
SHINE - The Red Rule
The Red Rule. You HAVE to shoot a pop of red. It's like a law or something. Or it should be.
SHINE - Through a Window
I'm sure this photo won't be for everybody, but there's something about it that I just love. Saturday morning, through my window.

I sense a theme here. Roads and more roads. Funny, I feel like I’ve been hibernating for a month, but clearly I’ve been out and about, taking in the beauty of winter.

The lovely and talented Kim Tackett is next up with her own favourites for this month’s 5 on 5. I hope you stop by and pay her a visit.

It’s good to be back.

  • Sandra
    Posted at 07:37h, 05 February Reply

    I love the road theme! So glad to spend the year with you! Can’t wait to see more beautiful pictures of you!

    • janice
      Posted at 12:03h, 05 February Reply

      Thanks Sandra! I’m looking forward to it!

  • Lianne
    Posted at 10:52h, 05 February Reply

    I feel like I am on a journey, travelling along with you – super!

    • janice
      Posted at 12:04h, 05 February Reply

      Always journeying! I need some four wheel drive LOL

  • Staci Lee
    Posted at 11:15h, 05 February Reply

    Gorgeous winter light in all of these!

    • janice
      Posted at 12:05h, 05 February Reply

      Thanks Staci!

  • Stephanie Smith
    Posted at 11:35h, 05 February Reply

    I wanted to jump right into your beautiful images and exist inside of them. It’s an honor to be doing this project with you!

    • janice
      Posted at 12:09h, 05 February Reply

      Well you just made my morning! Thanks so much Stephanie! It’s going to be fun.

  • kim
    Posted at 13:20h, 05 February Reply

    I think you’ve remembered how to do this – every image is gorgeous. So thrilled to be doing this together!

    • janice
      Posted at 14:08h, 05 February Reply

      HA! Lets not talk about how long it took me to get this written and posted. Definitely out of practice!

  • Kim Tackett
    Posted at 14:42h, 05 February Reply

    That red barn! And those roads…happy to be along with you on this (and my house is also a mess!).

    • janice
      Posted at 15:27h, 05 February Reply

      Ha! Yes, I need to just close some doors maybe LOL

  • isaida
    Posted at 08:59h, 08 February Reply

    Love the barn photos. Makes me want to take a drive down some back country roads.

    • janice
      Posted at 21:11h, 11 February Reply

      Thank you!

  • maureen
    Posted at 16:42h, 09 February Reply

    Love that you are back. Love seeing your views. And that red barn? Gorgeous.
    How I’ve missed hanging out with you like this. It makes my heart happy to be doing this with you. xo

    • janice
      Posted at 21:13h, 11 February Reply

      Hellooooooo Friend!
      I love being back and I’ve missed you!

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