Saturday, September 1, 2012

100 Days of Summer - Halfway Point Reflection

Participants of the 100 Days of Summer Project, were asked to write a reflection at the halfway point. That should have been last weekend when I posted 50/100 but I never got to it. In fact, I haven't been able to post all week. But better late than never, right?

SO...the first question is which of our own posts so far is our favorite. Hmmmm...that is not an easy question to answer. There are some I prefer more than others, but narrowing it down to one is almost impossible. I've narrowed it down. I like Day 40 (brown) because not only do I like the photo but the quote as well. Day 15, on the other hand, is one of my favorites because it shows an element of the project that makes it interesting--how many of the participants follow each others posts and respond to them. I linked a similar post to mine and then Dorothee made a photo collage of the two plus other similar posts. There are a few others I like for various reasons but those two popped into my mind.

What approach/concept for 100 Days did I have at the start of the project? Did it change, and if so, how?

I had begun posting local photos with explanations and planned to do that throughout as a sort of "this is my world" type thing. After all, this is my personal blog and not Lind-guistics (the one where I post more literary things, links to my published work, etc.)  But as I time went on I just started posting pictures and quotes, then sometimes just a photo, and then the past week I just stalled and posted nothing at all. And with school starting again soon (one week to go) I am not sure I'll be able to keep up but I'll do the best I can and if I finish late, I finish late.So it goes.

How do I feel about the 100 Days of Summer project so far?

I wish I had more time to follow others and read all their posts. One good thing is that I have come in contact with some very talented people, ones of whom I will continue to follow long after this project is over. Two names that come to mind are Susan Gibb and Pia Parkkonen. Susan has been entertaining me daily with her gruesome flash fiction and Pia is wowing me (is wow-ing a word? If not, it SHOULD be) with her amazing photography. With those two finds alone, it makes this project worth the while.

With that said, here is my Day 51 post. This photo was taken last month during a trip to Lana, Italy. I was walking around the side of an old church and the sun was shining on the windows. Inside was a figure. I thought it looked interesting and both angelic and a little creepy. (yeah, I know. It doesn't look creepy at all in the photo but from a distance it looked different. Or perhaps it was the fact that I was the only person there in the middle of the day, standing between the window and the cemetery. Who knows.) So I took a few shots of it. I think it goes well with the theme reflection.


Laurie Kolp said...

Lovely, Linda! I hope you still have time after school starts because this has been a real treat.

Linda H. said...

oh, I will certainly continue but might be a bit behind and finish later than others