Where the point lies

Searching for a particular picture last week, I noticed a pattern in my photos: horizon shots.  Loads and loads of them.  The sky, usually blue, the horizon, winding.

I could never live in the woods or the mountains – one word:  claustrophobic.  As a prairie girl, the horizon is grounding to me.  Only see up? Not a chance. I need to see out.

Getting out of the city and rolling through hills, farms and fields … cathartic.  So, when life piles up on me, I go.  Tunes, coffee, road trip, gone.


Lake Diefenbaker, lake of my childhood

Deck view from Crosswinds in Whitehall, MI ... ahh

Deck view from Crosswinds in Whitehall, MI … ahh


Lake Huron .. from inside my car, way too cold to get out and stand!

Lake Huron .. from inside my car, way too cold to stand outside!

Stevie the dog and the road to home. An Emjayandthem (C) photo

Stevie the dog and the road to home. An Emjayandthem (C) photo

Just had to stop here and take in the view, Pure Michigan

Just had to stop here and take in the view, Pure Michigan

:: loved riding around with Dad on land like this :: And Emjayandthem (C) photo

Loved riding around with Dad on farm land like this.  And Emjayandthem (C) photo

“Why does every road eventually narrow into a point at the horizon? Because that’s where the point lies.”  Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration



Is there a pattern in the photos you’ve taken? What is it?

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22 thoughts on “Where the point lies

  1. There’s no pattern to my photos, because I don’t take that many, and usually do so for a purpose. But when it comes to the horizon, I’m with you. I finally figured out that it’s the horizon that draws me, more than a specific landscape. It’s something to ponder.

    • Yes, it’s the horizon for me .. and the sky. I’m not someone who can appreciate abstract art, give me landscape photos or prints! MJ

  2. If only I could stop taking cat pictures…..

  3. Beautiful shots. I’ve have grown to adopt your position…but if pressed, can survive in both…:)

  4. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Beautiful pictures that show such peace and comfort no matter what pattern they are in. 🙂

  5. Beautiful vistas! What I miss most about working on the ocean is the view from the bridge. I miss using a sextant to measure the height of heavenly bodies from the horizon. I haven’t noticed a pattern in my photos. I shoot so many different things. But some of my favorite shots are sunrises and sunsets.

    • I’ll bet you had some spectacular views. And there’s nothing like a night sky, especially far away from the taint of city lights 🙂
      Like you, I love sunrises and sunsets, too. Cheers! MJ

  6. Beautiful photos MJ! And I can see where the wide open spaces appeal to you so much. We have a combative dual thing here with the forest on one side of the house (claustrohobic and mysterious) and the long view of the mountains on the other. Take your pick. I LOVE the pic of your dog, Stevie heading home. My brother’s name is Stevie and he is an extreme dog lover. He would love this photo. 🙂

  7. Pretty pic’s MJ.
    Because I’ve lived in the North East, way down in Texas, Southern California, the Midwest, Colorado and Montana I can tell you all those places have their own beauty and I’ve loved each one for at least one thing that spoke to me best. However, there truly is no place like home – for anyone. I think deep down so many of us are most at peace surrounded what we grew up with and for me that is the mountains, wide valleys and lakes of North Idaho. 🙂

    • I love all of the places you mention and I think you are correct, where-ever we start out with grounds us and that probably defines our comfort level, too. I would love to see the wide valleys you write of 🙂 MJ

  8. Same here >

  9. Beautiful shots! I can see why you love horizons so much!

  10. Seeing “out.” I think you put a name to my ideal landscape.

  11. Sorry I missed this post — love all your photos. I haven’t really thought about a pattern in my pictures…???

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