Portraits of Light

Thursday, February 03, 2022

(Moon phase is Waxing Crescent; February’s “Snow Moon” rises fullest on 16th.)

The natural light was spectacular late yesterday afternoon, particularly on the trees. As I walked north to gather my horses from a neighbor’s pasture, the trees ahead were alight. They seemed otherworldly. My heart raced.

Lately, I’ve been busy, haven’t bothered to carry a camera and seek photo ops. Yesterday’s spectacular highlights made me whip out my cellphone. The trees were magnificent. I snapped and snapped, pointing north to capture lights and memories.

In the distance high atop a Ponderosa, unmoving and captured by the light, perched a bird of prey, too distant for my cellphone. I repeatedly looked to confirm that sight was a bird, and likely the area’s young Red-Tailed Hawk, overseeing the pasture and my grazing horses.

On arriving home with my horses, I saw the sun setting west behind the Cascades, its ambient light glowing with colors that emphasized the range of peaks. Ah! But my hands were busy with lead ropes and otherwise helpless.

Long story short, beautiful lights and sights had me wishing for a handy and better camera. The evening’s surprises and sightings have encouraged me to carry one routinely again. And I promise to do so.

Dear Friends: I wished mightily for a capable camera to capture a light-bathed hawk. Diana

3 thoughts on “Portraits of Light

  1. Love this Diana. I follow your blogs still. So happy to see youre still at it! Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy! I often think of you, miss beautiful Mesquite, and wish to have succeeded in the dream of working with you. By the time that became possible, it was less so. I’m still hopeful, for always ahead circumstances may change.


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