It was pouring rain as I was driving north, on my way to visit my parents for the holidays. Something caught my eye, so I looked up to see this massive hawk perched on the power line, in the wind and the rain, completely unfazed. At first I just kept driving. The last thing I wanted to do was get out of my warm, dry car to take photos in the middle of a cold, wet storm. But I had been meaning to photograph a hawk up-close for a while and so I stopped making excuses, found a place to safely turn around, and finally got the photo I was hoping for. Another reminder that good things tend to happen when we step out of our comfort zone and brave the storm.
"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, the optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty."