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This last week reverberated with the sad news of Robin Williams’ death – a man who appeared to thrive on making others laugh while he himself was obviously in a dark place. Such a tragedy – and yet he leaves behind so many memories and movies which will provide laughter to others for a long time to come.

My heart goes out to his family at this tough and heartbreaking time. Thanks for all you gave to the world at large, Robin Williams. You will be missed.

And if you are reading these lines, and you are suffering from mental illness, this is a strong word of encouragement to let you know that you are not alone, and that you are not crazy. Please know that there is no shame in seeking help. In fact it takes great courage to do so. I really hope you do. You are so worth it.

And on another, and vastly less significant note, the time has come to make an announcement. And the announcement is, that this is the last official post in this blog. While it is usually never fun to say farewell, it was an enjoyable time here at photojourneying.

This blog filled in a badly needed gap after a favourite website shut down, and it provided a home for some of the photos and stories that deserved a second chance. You obviously thought so too, and I thank you for your support. Much appreciated!

While there are still many images that have not yet been posted, the tough decision has been made to discontinue posting them here. Time limitations are the primary reason. So I wanted to put it out there and let you know.
 
 

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My primary blog, while essentially a photo blog, frequently tells stories, too, and if you would like to stop by, I will look forward to your visits to pix & kardz. Just click on any of the images above to take you there.

Some of the stories which might have otherwise have been posted here could very well find their way over there from time to time. And if not, for life goes on and sometimes some old stories are best forgotten, then there will be new ones appearing there.

In any case, thanks again. It has been such fun.

All images captured while on a recent road trip to the Oregon Coast.

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Continuing from an earlier post, here is the next set of images from a collection of over 80 images posted in October 2012 as a thank you for half a million views over at the former Webshots site.

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They cover various seasons and vistas – from scenic views to macro details, from close to home and from travels far away. A happily random assortment.

All of them seem to easily demonstrate that we live on a beautiful planet. Hope you enjoy. 🙂

 
 
 

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◆ Originally published October 2012 ◆

Blog Note:

This is also a thanks for your support here at photojourneying. Your visits and comments are much appreciated.

☀ Summer is just around the corner, and life has taken a busy turn once again, so a there will be a hiatus here for June and July. Enjoy your summer. See you at the next post – in August.