But there are also many new paths I am traveling on. Being open about my grief and not hiding it away is one of the the new paths I walk. Trying "new to me" spiritual practices is another. Working on our beloved "Little House" in the country is another new and scary path. Seeking the company of like-minded creative people is yet another new path I've begun to walk. I've joined a Facebook group where we will be taking a year to work through Julia Cameron's book, The Artist Way. I've found a small group of photographers participating in various "photo adventure" excursions and I'm slowly building a few bonds there, making plans to meet up locally to take pictures.
We met up last Sunday evening and took pictures at the St. Charles College in Grand Coteau. They are remodeling the facilities so we were limited to photographing the grounds, the big yellow barn and the cemeteries. I saw on the website they have a labyrinth but I did not see that when we were there. I would have liked to have gotten photographs of that. Maybe another day! I had a good time and got some good pictures. I've posted a few of them below. There may be more to come.
(In case you're wondering, the ladder looking thing in the photo above is a stile. We had to climb over that to get into the pasture where the barn was located. We only actually saw a couple of young calves but we saw plenty of evidence on the ground that indicated cows still hung around in that pasture. And the fences were electric. The photographer who had set this all up remembered to tell us this later, after I'd already observed the little connector things and had made my own mental note not to touch the fence!)
The barn was huge! We were not able to go inside but there was still plenty to see.
This is the back of the barn. There was a feeding area and a water trough behind me.
A corner at the back of the barn.
One of the many doors.
One of my favorite photos of the day.
There were many more photos of other things. But these are the best of the big yellow barn.