We usually go for a hike on New Year’s Day, but chemotherapy a few days prior had left me tired and nauseous. Still, we wanted to get out of the house and keep our tradition going. A short walk up Terrace Hill was the answer for January 1, 2021.
You can see much of the northern part of the City of San Luis Obispo with Cerro San Luis near and Bishop Peak far.
Since January, I have been working on a photography project as a member of a Flickr group, 100x: The 2020 Edition. The description from the group’s page:
At the beginning of 2020, choose a major theme (your “x”), and post 100 images that fit that theme throughout the year…
I learned of the 100x: 2019 Edition in November from a photographer I follow, who happens to be the group Admin. I liked the idea of working on a project to jump start my photography this year. It took me awhile to pick my theme, The things I see walking to and from work, but I was ready to go on January 2nd.
Then in March, I was forced to drive to a new work site as a Disaster Service Worker when the Shelter at Home order for COVID-19 went into effect in San Luis Obispo County. I thought this might be the end of my project.
After a few weeks, I decided to slightly alter my theme to The things I would have seen walking to and from work if not for COVID-19. This allowed me to continue on.
I will periodically post groups of images going forward or you can see them as they go up on Flickr in my album. Click on the photographs to see the full-size images at Flickr.
San Luis Obispo County is beginning to open up for business again. I am still working at the Cal Poly Alternate Care Site (CPACS) to help keep everything ready. It will be held in place throughout the Summer or longer in case a second wave of the virus overwhelms the local hospitals.
The library is preparing to offer curbside service for picking up materials beginning on June 2nd. I will be there for the first day, but then back to CPACS to rearrange everything in the warehouse as more supplies are in bound from other County warehouses.
My hope is that things are not moving too fast and we do not see a spike in people getting COVID-19.