One last look at 2013.

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My first post of 2014 is about my last run of 2013.

Over the break my partner Alex and I visited Hamilton Island in the Whitsunday Passage, Queensland. Initially we went there to take in the beauty beneath the water, of the Great Barrier Reef, but the views on land were just as inspiring. This view, from the top of One Tree Hill, is one of the most celebrated on the island however, after tackling the 82 meter elevation to get there my breath was already taken. But, thanks to the power of photography, I can enjoy it forever without having to go through that again. 🙂

Feel Good

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Feel Good

Research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, found the presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive way. “What’s exciting about this study is that it challenges established scientific beliefs about how people can manage their day-to-day moods in a healthy and natural way,” said Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Rutgers. And here I thought they just looked pretty.

Psychedelic Seagull

Psychedelic Seagull

It’s raining pretty hard today so, I’m going to do a Pump / CXWORX class combo instead of a run at lunchtime. But, while I’m dreaming of running, this pic was taken on one I did earlier in the week. A new filter on my camera turned the sky and water psychedelic. It’s out there but, I like it.