Monday, August 01, 2011

august theme day: post card worthy/#20 - the san gabriel mountains




this is a special theme day for me.  on the first of every month, city daily photographers from around the world post an image on the same theme.  but this is my last theme day (by the way, you can see every theme day i've participated in here).


august will be the last month of the sky is big in pasadena.  

i have accepted a position at salford mennonite church in harleysville, pennsylvania.  we will be moving in september, so august will be my farewell month to the city of pasadena.  when we moved here from virginia i posted a list of the ten things i would miss most about harrisonburg.  i figured that would be a good way to end our time here, so each day i will be doing one final rundown of life in this great city.  i have prepared two lists - ten things i won't be sad to leave behind, and twenty of my absolute favorite things about pasadena.  i am going to start with ten positives and ten negatives, alternating back and forth each day.  concluding with my top ten things about life in pasadena.

today kicks things off with...

#20 - the san gabriel mountains

backdrop to many of my photos throughout the four years of this blog, it is hard to argue with their inclusion on my list of favorite things about pasadena.  we enjoyed hiking in these mountains, we enjoyed biking in these mountains, and we enjoyed simply having them in the background of our lives here.


as i mentioned before, people from all over the blogosphere are working with today's theme.  click here to view thumbnails for all participants

8 comments:

Cafe Pasadena said...

Maybe I should also make my own list of ten things I won't be sad about you leaving, and twenty of my absolute favorite things about you! ;)

I pray a miracle occurs so you & the family can stay here with us.

Tanya said...

well good luck to you on your new adventure!!

JustinM said...

I'm gonna miss looking at the pics every day, but I understand the whole reason they exist is that you were here working towards your degree... which most likely was going to take you somewhere else. Bittersweet, I suppose.

ben wideman said...

Bittersweet - very much so.

Petrea Burchard said...

Ben, I knew this announcement would come sooner or later. But actually seeing it on your blog brings it home. Obviously, Pasadena doesn't want you to go. Selfish of us.

Harleysville, Pennsylvania is lucky to get you. Will they be getting a daily photo blog? You've been busy enough as a seminary student; you'll be even busier as a pastor. But there's room in the blogosphere for Harleysville Daily Photo.

ben wideman said...

To be honest, I'm really looking forward to some time off. But this blog has introduced me to this city in ways that I never imagined, so keeping some kind of blog going moving forward is certainly in the back of my mind.

Kathy H said...

I wish you well, and will miss your thoughtful insights. Take care!

ben wideman said...

Hey thanks, Kathy!