Today I went exploring. Miles driven down dirt roads. Dodging potholes big enough to swallow a small car while taking in the beauty of the forest.
Most of my trips I have specific areas in mind that I want to photograph. Those areas have grown stale. That creates a stagnation in my images.
I took a few photos as records of what the area has to offer. I took a short hike and found a small mountain stream. Water level was low, but there is evidence that it does have a decent flow, probably in the spring.
Whether or not you are a photographer taking a day to explore something new is a good thing. It serves to re-energize your mind and body. You come away refreshed.
I now have several new places to hike and discover over the next year.