Sunday, February 20, 2011

Blue Skies, Bare Trees, and a Winter Sunset

Jilda and I did our daily walk early today. We had quite a bit planned and we wanted to do first thing first.
As the day wore on, we managed to finish up early enough to take an evening stroll. On the walking path to our meditation rock, the evening sunset came into view and I felt compelled to snap a photo with my trusty iPhone.
I know there are better cameras out there, but as I read somewhere, the best camera in the world is the one you have with you when you see something remarkable.
I've found this to be so true. I've always taken a lot of pictures, but there have been so many other times I found myself saying - DANG, I WISH I'D BROUGHT MY CAMERA!
I'm not sure I've ever thanked Steve Jobs (Mr. Apple) for his contribution to my life. I'm at a loss to think of the world without his contributions.
On another note, it will be bedtime soon. I have to be up and At'em early in the morning. I'll be on the local radio station in the morning doing a promotional spot for the Read Alabama author event on Tuesday. 
I hope you all have the opportunity to enjoy blue skies, bare trees, and a winter sunset.



  1. I totally agree with your idea of the best camera !! Every time I see a wonderful thing/lanscape/... I realize that I have no camera and so, I miss a great picture ! Thank God, mobiles can take good pictures now !
    Have a nice day !

  2. It's a great pic Rick. I am carrying my small digital with me more and more now for that reason.

  3. I hope forgive me my bad English, but reading to you and answer practical, so a visitor will be more to your blog.
    I agree that the mobile phone is a great invention, because otherwise we would escape many beautiful images. Lovely that we leave on the blog, it seems that the forest is burning. Greetings

  4. Hi Rick,
    I hope you don't mind if I copy your photo. The colors are just beautiful. It could lead to another watercolor.
    Ny best to you and Jilda.

  5. Hey Flore. How are you. I've been really busy this past week and have not had a chance to visit my blog buddies as I should. It's good to hear from you.

    Barb-I think you tend to appreciate things more when you take a moment to snap a photo.

    Maluferre - your English is fine. The sun did make the forrest look as if it were on fire.

    Grandpappy - Feel free to use the photo. I absolutely love your water colors. I saw where Flagstaff got a lot of snow last week. Take care.

  6. Great photo :-) I'm a walker, too, and know what you mean about wishing I had a camera with me. It's happened lots of times.

    Thanks for the recent follow! You have a neat blog--look forward to dropping in occasionally to say hi to you, too...

  7. I carry my old camera everywhere! even in the loo!

  8. What a beautiful picture made with your iPhone! Agreeing with you and the other comments posted, it is a good idea to have a camera with you at all times. Never fails you will find something interesting to photograph ... like the woman in the Kroger parking lot balancing her groceries on top of her head!


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