Meditative walk in the canyon

03-15-20 Arroyo Trabuco KI6A4550

I will have to say that the COVID-19 concerns is taking an emotional toll and one solution to my anxiety is to take a long walk in the adjacent canyon. Since I was one of the few people walking (or bike riding) in the canyon, I was doing my part for social distancing. Minimal social interaction.

I will also admit that the prospect of the recent rains adding to the water flow of the creek in conjunction with some blue sky before the rains start again may have also been a factor. Let’s just say I was well rewarded for my efforts.

I am also sore right now as I write this. The walk down into the canyon is not an issue but is that return trip back up and out after three hours of rock hopping to capture images is what did me in. Wow. Also know that when I had the flu last December, my canyon hikes were on hiatus for a while, which does not help. Nevertheless now getting back into shape. It was a beautiful day, very meditative as I walked the canyon trial and as anticipated, it did not rain. Nice.

Cheers, Doug

Featured photograph: Untitled (Arroyo Trabuco) copyright 2020 Douglas Stockdale

My upcoming events, some that are in a state of flux:

Update! Medium Photo 2020 Workshop: Developing a Creative Book workshop that I will be leading, (tentatively) September 24 – 27th, 2020, a four-day extended weekend workshop in San Diego.

Medium Photo 2020 Lecture Series, I will be giving a one-evening lecture Artist Books as Art Objects on Friday, March 20th, from 7:30 – 9pm at the You Belong Here artist venue, located at 3619 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92104. TBD

Revised closing reception is still okay as of this date…

Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) Faculty Exhibition, in Los Angeles at the new LACP gallery, located at 566 Washington Blvd. The exhibition opens March 21st and the closing reception is Saturday, April, 18, 2020, from 7-10pm.


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