Columbia Gorge Diddle-Dally
Thursday 20 December 2012 — Category: Outings
Lake Chelan in Washington, and until today, I have not posted a single photo album of pictures from that trip. What’s the deal? Have I suddenly lost my passion for photography?
It is true that, in part, the fires of my photographic passion have diminished — but I’ll share more about that in my next article. During the past few months, I have struggles with lack of motivation, laziness, busyness with other things, and a general sense of purposelessness. As a wise man once wrote:
Everything is meaningless, completely meaningless! What do people get for all their hard work under the sun? Generations come and generations go, but the earth never changes. Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content. History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. Sometimes people say, “Here is something new!” But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly new. We don’t remember what happened in the past, and in future generations, no one will remember what we are doing now.... As I looked at everything I had worked so hard to accomplish, it was all so meaningless — like chasing the wind. There was nothing really worthwhile anywhere. (Ecclesiastes 1:3,4,8-11;2:11)Well, I've persevered through the meaninglessness and finally put together the first album of photos from my trip. On the way to Lake Chelan, I took my first journey on Interstate 84 and the old U.S. Route 30 byway through the Columbia River Gorge. I was kind of in a hurry, so I didn’t have much time to stop and admire the gorgeous views. But I did manage to end up with 17 worthy photos, which you can see in the Columbia Gorge 2012 photo album, if it’s not too meaningless for you to look!
For a complete list of all the blog entries and photo albums resulting from my trip to Lake Chelan, be sure to check out the September 2012 Lake Chelan Photo Outing Recap