Finding Inspiration in Pictures

Images inspire.  It is that simple – Images inspire.  I wrote a piece recently about pictures and I feel it is appropriate to expand upon this idea.  I found these pictures that were taken during a summer walk along the Longleaf Trace in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  The pictures are random and some are as they were originally. Others have been changed using various techniques.  

What is Inspiration?

According to

stimulation or arousal of the mind, feelings, etc, to special or unusual activity or creativity

The Second Doctor said, in the Tomb of the Cybermen: “Our lives are different from anybody else’s. That’s the exciting thing. Nobody in the universe can do what we’re doing.”

Then, years later . . .

“For some people, small, beautiful events are what life is all about.”
The Fifth Doctor, Earthshock

Then, decades later . . .

“I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.”
The Eleventh Doctor, The Almost People

Where Do You Find Inspiration?

I find inspiration usually in words – written by me or by another. I find it in music. I find it in television and in other people. Where do you find your own inspiration?

The LongLeaf TraceThe Longleaf Trace in Hattiesburg, MS

These photos were taken at the USM depot of the Longleaf Trace.  According to their website:

This is South Mississippi’s premier running, biking, hiking, equestrian trail. It is a beautiful linear park,  41 miles long and fairly flat (a rails-to-trails conversion), extending  from Hattiesburg (elevation 220′) through Sumrall (290′), Bassfield (460′), and Carson to Prentiss (336′). The trail is 10 feet wide and paved with asphalt. It has been extended to the USM campus, and negotiations are underway to acquire the right of way to downtown Hattiesburg. And can you imagine the impact of someday extending it from Prentiss to Natchez, thus connecting it to the Natchez Trace and Mississippi River Trails?




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