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Just Do It


If we haven't done so yet, let's go out and tackle 2008!
What do we want?  Let's imagine it and go get it!

(From sister Ruth's barn in Michigan on December 28, 2007.)

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Just Do It


If we haven't done so yet, let's go out and tackle 2008!
What do we want?  Let's imagine it and go get it!

(From sister Ruth's barn in Michigan on December 28, 2007.)

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (38)

  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Jan 2008, 00:51
Yep! You're right, but first I'm going to get rid of this cold we've all had since Christmas.

Lovely inviting picture, it does almost entice me through the door, even though it's snowy.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh. Get rid of your cold first, Ellie, you're right. So sorry about that.

For me, it's BECAUSE it's snowy that I'm enticed out the door. smile Thanks.
Ginnie, this is simply one of your best. Can I go visit Ruth's barn? smile
Ginnie Hart: You are kind to say that, Larry. It always amazes me what images people like...sometimes the ones I almost don't post! So thank you kindly.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2008, 03:13
Lovely winter photo. The snow inside keeps the feeling of a very cold day!
Ginnie Hart: It was very cold that day, Jewlya, but now Ruth says the snow is melted with temps in the mid-60s F. Just like here in Atlanta. Thanks.
  • Kay
  • rainy pacific northwest
  • 8 Jan 2008, 03:35
Ginnie, you are right! Let's go and tackle 2008!!!

I love this picture too. Michigan is so beautiful! And the view from Ruth's barn stirs up the imagination about Christmas down on the farm! Lovely!
Ginnie Hart: It was so wonderful to have that gift this year, thanks to Donica's surprise flight to Michigan. I was in heaven! Thanks, Kay.
Last night I went out and jumped on a toboggan and went screaming down a hill with a friend. A couple of old farts acting like children.
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE IT, Michael. Here's to a full year of "old farts" having fun like kids!!!! Thanks for that image. smile
  • Astrid
  • The Nehterlands bijna wakker.....
  • 8 Jan 2008, 05:26
Sprakeloos mijn vriend....this is a again one of your stunning captures, the snow inside and the lighting...it IS an invitation to GET OUT. And you are asking ME what I want....just tackle those 366 days we have in this year, be out (like Michael) like 'old' farts, don't give a hoot what others think of me, take a friend for a nice run in the polder, see the beauty of it all, come home, shower and have great talks with some coffee.....than I know for sure we can tackle 2008 and it won't tackle us tongue
Ginnie Hart: It's so funny, mijn vriend, because I almost didn't post this one but I wanted the open-door symbolism after all the window shots. I'm glad to know we both can tackle the year together as new-found friends. We are so lucky. Wait till Tracy comes and drinks coffee with us. Friends is what it's all about!
  • Chris Phillips
  • 8 Jan 2008, 06:02
Whenever I think of barns I think of you Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. You have just made my day, Chris. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Jan 2008, 06:46
I like doorways and the open way from "binnen naar buiten", from darkness into the brightness. The snowlandscape intensified this light-impression, a hopeful new-year-pic indeed!
Ginnie Hart: I have hope in my heart, Philine. God knows we all need HOPE...and PEACE! Thanks for being part of the process.
An ideal snowy landscape, I guess silent... we cahnhear only snow falls.
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes that's what we need most, Flo...the SILENCE. Maybe we all could "tackle" more of that this year!?! Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 8 Jan 2008, 07:46
Great outlook Ginniesmile
The doors open for 2008, it's upto the individual to take it by the horns and make the most of it. I want so much for myself this year, good ears would be nice, travel more, most of all be myself..tonguetonguetongue
Ginnie Hart: Ohhh, how I pray you will get good ears this year, Tracy! We KNOW you will travel more (haha) and those of us who know you will help you be YOURSELF! Thanks for sharing that.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Jan 2008, 07:51
Yes...certainly a story with an image here, Ginnie. You have really turned this old barn into a SC Icon.
Ginnie Hart: In summer or winter, she makes a fine icon, Ray. Thanks for that word!!!
  • Ann
  • SucÚ sur Erdre - France
  • 8 Jan 2008, 07:54
I love this idea ... What are we waiting for ? Let's go outside and catch our dreams !!!
The way you captured it invites us to go out because of the contrast ( dark inside, light outside !!! ) Well done ...
Ginnie Hart: I like how you said that, Ann. Thank you.
Beautiful thinking inspired by this photograph. The door is wide open, the gentle winter light enticing the viewer out of the safety of the barn, to fill the lungs with cold fresh air, heart pumping with vitality, and the mind set to savour the joy of living. Magic, Ginnie! (:o)
Ginnie Hart: You're a poet, Roz! I love how you write. Thank you.
  • mickyboy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Jan 2008, 08:15
1 2 3 deap breath and out into the cold harsh new year. Great shot
Ginnie Hart: I love it, Mick. smile Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Jan 2008, 08:44
How very uplifting Ginnie - I think I first need to tackle this inertia that has settled over me since Christmas. Great image - I like the way the snow has crept inside the building.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Inertia is sometimes healing, Ingrid, after so much stress from the end of the year. Maybe one of these days you'll be invigorated. THEN you can tackle the new year. smile In the meantime, the snow will creep in and beckon you out into its cleansing.
  • david
  • London
  • 8 Jan 2008, 08:46
better to be in looking out i think....brrrr! great shot!
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes, for sure, David. Once in, though, I did have to go out again. smile Thanks.
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 8 Jan 2008, 08:56
First thing: more play and less work smile! Second thing: try to spend more time visiting all those wonderful blogs on SC.
Ginnie Hart: I'll help you with the more play, Scarlet, every time I'm back in AMS! See you next week. smile
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2008, 09:20
Brrr, now that makes me cold, because it's warm now, all snow melted. It got up to 65F/18C yesterday.
Ginnie Hart: So Michigan is doing the same thing as Atlanta right now--an Indian Summer! I took a walk yesterday and it was almost 70F. Man! It's not supposed to be like this!!! It's actually kind of sad and scary. I guess I'm very lucky you got your snow while we were there!!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 8 Jan 2008, 09:41
Hi Ginnie! I'm on my way.........
2008 is going to be as I want it to be ;-)
Ginnie Hart: I will wish that for you, Frida. And if/when it's not, may you know how to get over the hump! Thanks for stopping by again.
Lovely shot and words to go with it.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Shakara.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Jan 2008, 10:07
An ad for nike?

Excellent picture to support your text. Let's go out and face the white stuff. Should be included in some inspirational picture series.
Ginnie Hart: A shameless ad for Nike, yes, Louis! Even though you're into your summer, I know you can identify. Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • back on nights.
  • 8 Jan 2008, 10:42
Love it Ginnie, fantastic capture.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Aussie. Thank you.
  • Kathryn
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2008, 11:56
Stepping out from the darkness of the barn into the light which has moved in and is making its presence unavoidable.
Ginnie Hart: What is it they say about light snuffing out the darkness? Yes, Kathryn. Thank you.
Nice contrasting shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bernie.
There's a sort of ''back of beyond'' ''out in the sticks'' ''backwoods '' feel to this dreamy picture. But no doubt you'll be telling me that actually there is a 6-lane freeway not too far away. smile richard
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Richard, you're right about the former because this is very much out in the countryside of Michigan. You'd love it! Very therapeutic. Thanks.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2008, 14:05
The snow indoors adds a wistful flavor to this shot. Very well seen!
Ginnie Hart: That inside snow is my favorite part of this image, Martin. You and I are definitely on the same page! Thanks.
  • Rafael
  • Suriname
  • 8 Jan 2008, 15:21
You've painted with light on snow..., excellent photograph wink
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rafael. smile
Superb shot Ginnie. Excellent lighting control. I love it.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Richard. Thanks.
  • Reza
  • Canada
  • 8 Jan 2008, 16:40
Very beautiful. I like the framing.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Reza.
A wonderdful cameo of an image, well done Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
Hmm, where is the best place to be,
inside a cold barn or outside in the fresh air.
I vote for the fresh air smile
Ginnie Hart: I;m totally with you, Magnus. Nothing like the cold, crisp air! Thanks.
  • Blackdog
  • On the dreaded dial up again!
  • 8 Jan 2008, 18:20
Ah less of this window gazing, you are now prodding us out of the door. Fortunately I am already back at work in my studio, so I can relax ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Yup, gotta get out! Glad you're on your way, Mike. smile
I think I'll just ease myself into 2008 grin There's enough people rushing about as it is.
Ginnie Hart: HA. Just take it easy, then, Bill. Wouldn't want anyone to bulldoze you over. smile
Ahhh, this barn, this symbolism,so strong again Ginnie, your photogrpahs here now really mean more than a thousand words!!!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Patrick. Thank you kindly.
  • Chris
  • Isle of Wight (UK)
  • 8 Jan 2008, 22:30
A pain-free couple of days would be nice Ginnie...I'll keep hoping!

Nicely framed view. smile
Ginnie Hart: Sigh. I really wish that for you, Chris, in 2008. Relief from all your pain!!!
Your sister Ruth is lucky to live in a place like this! I like the text that you include in the image!
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 10 Jan 2008, 11:05
Let's go!! It'll be a long travel and I'm ready to find some great stuff out there!
Ginnie Hart: We could make a heyday of it, for sure, Lina. On on then! smile
Another beautiful continuation !
Ginnie Hart: You do know how to make my day, Zeb!

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