Friday, July 20, 2012

Comfort and Danger

I've fallen into a habit of driving home the same route. There's comfort and danger in that. The comfortable part is that you can practically drive on autopilot. But the dangerous part is that you can practically drive home on autopilot.
Today, I drove the same way, but something in the evening light caught my eye. A silver thread of light outlining the western edge of a small lake.
Fingers of evening sunlight poking through and angry cloud.
I pulled the truck to the side of the road and drank in the scene.
I looked for a long time trying to burn a scenic tattoo on the back of my brain.
I would be willing to bet, I've driven past scenes just as stunning a thousand times and never bothered to notice.
If you click on the picture, you'll see I applied a filter.  It wasn't to because the original wasn't stunning, it's because the original picture was nowhere near how beautiful the scene was in person. Cameras are great tools, but all the can do is hint at the true beauty that lies beyond.
I encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and do something dangerous --- like pay attention.


  1. Paying attention CAN be dangerous.

    But we are glad you did for this picture.

  2. I soo agree. My pictures never display the unbelievable beauty nature envokes around here.

  3. Beautiful and peaceful.


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