|Striking Secondary Road in the Kaibab, Arizona|
Luck + gratitude is opportunity, I think. Some examples follow.
|Autumn Layers, Kaibab Forest Arizona|
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.
|Storm at Crazy Jug Viewpoint, Kaibab Forest Arizona|
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.
|Spotlight, Kaibab Forest Arizona|
Photography is all about light, and my windfall seeing the spotlight on this resplendent tree is unforgettable.
|Gypsy the Wonder Dog, Drawn to the Light|
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.
|Casting on the San Juan River, New Mexico|
The other day I shot the “action” while my husband had some luck of his own.
|Here's looking at you...|
Thanks for the good fortune of connection with you, my small but mighty readership.
|Sunrise in one of my beloved meadows, Kaibab Forest Arizona|
There’s more in the Autumn in the West Gallery on the website.