These granite boulders remain moist much of the year (just off frame to the right is the rock structure featured in my previous post photo.) In spring, summer and fall a very fine lichen or moss grows upon the surface giving them a slightly green/grey look — you’d hardly know it’s there in some cases. With the harsh temperatures of winter these small plants turn an orange/red and then a yellow as the growth decays and breaks loose of the rock surface. When the sun light strikes at just the right angle these colors can be striking. When spring arrives the growth cycle will begin once more.
I’m finally feeling I’ve turned a corner with the software/hardware upgrade project I’ve been involved in at work for the last month.
It was refreshing to arrive this morning not having people waiting to tell me of problems or error messages they were incurring — well, at least not many.
The down side is my mind feels tired and numb. The up side is I’ve learned an awful lot about the applications, networks and physical structure that support the place — you don’t really know something until you take it all apart and put it back together again, and it works. Yet, I don’t know of any other process that could have taught me as much in the same period of time.
Isn’t that the way it is about anything new — at first you feel overwhelmed and struggle finding your way. But commit yourself, learn what you can as you go and keep pushing ahead and there comes a time when the new becomes the familiar.
And then, it’s time to find something new again.