Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

This is my photographic response to this week’s photo challenge by The Daily Post. I like taking photos, especially for this type of challenge. I find it leads me to see the world differently. And seeing the world differently is something I always find enriching.

I don’t require a lot for “escape.”


I’d love to take a big road trip or a long hike or a week (or so) in a cabin in the woods, but after a week with my spouse away on business, all I really want is my Moleskine, my favorite pen, selections from my TBR list, my noise-cancelling headphones, and a view of the bird feeders (and not the patch of poison ivy it turns out I’ve been walking through to fill the bird feeders).

In this vein, I’m also taking this opportunity to kick off a week-long social media fast. I hope to spend this week reading and journaling and catching up with my postal correspondence and just in general trying to get Facebook and my blog to loom a little less large in my life than they have been recently. If I finish a book and decide to review it on Goodreads, I’ll crosspost the review here, but otherwise, I’m just going to unplug.

While I’m away, you can look forward to a couple of fun (and slightly different) posts that I have in the works. One is the premier Sisters Book Club book review (of Ian McEwan’s Sweet Tooth), which has been much longer in the making than I’d planned. The other is a Reader Request post, about which I’m quite excited. So, have a pleasant week, and I’ll see you back here for some fun stuff when I return!

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