|Striking Secondary Road in the Kaibab, Arizona|
Luck + gratitude is opportunity, I think. Some examples follow.
Despite all the time we’ve spent in the North Kaibab Forest over the years, we’re still driving around discovering (stumbling on) lovely new spots. These discoveries feel a lot like great fortune, with aspen trees dressed in ombre green, yellow, orange and near-red.
Changing leaves come with cooler temperatures, of course, and this trip, in the meadows (which tend to collect cool air at night) the late-September ambiance was in the mid-20s Fahrenheit. There I found another blessing, dandelions delicately coated with ice crystals.
Storms always have great potential to create photogenic situations, but at sunset they can be off the charts. This one at Crazy Jug Point was nothing short of a breathtaking godsend.
Photography is all about light, and my windfall seeing the spotlight on this resplendent tree is unforgettable.
Speaking of light, I wasn’t planning this one, but did manage to react to this windfall of a scene before Gypsy moved (which she does quite a lot as it turns out). I see a story in the image; perhaps more than one.
The last couple of days of our trip were about getting my husband close to the trout. One rainy day I hung out in the rental house and did little tabletop images of our hosts’ quirky artwork while he fished in the rain.
The other day I shot the “action” while my husband had some luck of his own.
Thanks for the good fortune of connection with you, my small but mighty readership.There’s more in the (newly minted) Autumn 2021 Gallery on the website.