I wish I could tell you that I intentionally timed this photograph to have these geese stacked so perfectly on top of one another with their wings meeting in the middle so elegantly. But I can't. It just turned out that way. And you know what? Sometimes life is simply making the most of, and being grateful for, the good fortune that we are presented with, regardless of whether or not we intended for it to happen.
“It is not the circumstances, but your attitude of gratitude, faith and grace, that will bring you serendipity and good fortune everyday.”
In Tahoe this week I woke up early to photograph the sunrise over a beautiful, snowy meadow. I arrived with the hopes of catching the morning color, getting some nice landscape photographs and possibly some birds. What I didn't expect to photograph was this handsome coyote. It startled me at first, as it emerged from the trees about 50 yards away, but it showed zero interest in me and fortunately stayed around long enough for me to document the sighting. Leaving me, once again, completely humbled by nature and all it's animals.
"Wilderness is not only a haven for native plants and animals but it is also a refuge from society. Its a place to go to hear the wind and little else, see the stars and the galaxies, smell the pine trees, feel the cold water, touch the sky and the ground at the same time, listen to coyotes, eat the fresh snow, walk across the desert sands, and realize why its good to go outside of the city and the suburbs."
Even though I grew up about an hour from the Mendocino Coast, I always feel massively at home when I go to visit. There’s an incredible energy, an abundance of beauty, a slower paced lifestyle and as you can see, a really cool trestle bridge. Apparently this bridge was built in 1915 as a way to transport lumber via railroad. These days it’s just a pedestrian bridge, but I think it’s beautiful either way.
"We build too many walls and not enough bridges."
I'm not even joking, I've probably driven past this tree fifty times in my life, and for whatever reason it never caught my attention like it did on Monday, when I took this photo. Maybe it was the bright green grass that caught my eye, or the sun breaking through the clouds, or maybe I had previously just been so caught up in my own stuff that I didn't even notice the beauty around me. I'm thinking it's the latter. And I'm going to do whatever I can to not let that happen again.
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it"