On the second day of this new year I visited a cemetery.  I walked alone among the headstones, in and out of family plots, next to a new grave topped with flowers that still sweetened the air with their aroma; the air so cold that my breathe rose in grand waves before me.

A cemetery is a place of endings, a place to mark a life once lived but laid to rest.  I read headstones of mothers and fathers, of leaders in the community, of teenagers, of babies.  And in that place of memories, I was reminded of the amazing gift life is.

I like living.  I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

– Agatha Christie



I step right into this new year expectantly, hopeful.  This will be a year of growth and change.

A couple of goals for Elinor McBride Photography:

  • visiting the Seattle Art Museum
  • displaying my work at an art show
  • being a presence at local events, capturing moments in our small community
  • networking with real estate agents to secure more listing photo sessions
  • selling prints of my work
  • continuing to learn and grow my skills


Happy 2018 from Elinor McBride Photography.


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