I've been thinking about rules. I usually follow rules because I think they'll most likely keep me safe. But sometimes I follow them, not because I believe they are right and good, but just because I think I should. Should is a big red flag. Every time I think it, I take a step back and think again.

When I started this daily photography practice on March 1, 2016, I jumped in with both feet. I didn't weigh the pros and cons, set out a plan, or construct any rules. I only knew that my friend, Rebecca, was on a journey of a year of pictures, and I'd seen how she was growing, both artistically and personally. And I wanted this for myself.

I've not done research on how other artists conduct a 365 photo-a-day project. I don't want to anchor myself with rules. The aim is to take and share at least one picture every day.

That being said, it may not be that the picture shared is always the one taken on that particular day – though it will likely be so. The words may have everything to do with the image or nothing at all. There may be times when I travel or am ill and a journal entry will be delayed by a day or so. I may give up somewhere along the way though I hope not.

Whatever the course, I am grateful for this practice and for any kind friend who visits here.

Day 34

Day 34

Today's picture was taken behind the barber shop. Isn't it true that the most engaging views are often found in unexpected places?

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.  –Roald Dahl