Once the thunder, lightning, wind, and rain are gone, there is a calmness on the lake that lures me back outside. Within minutes, my feet are in the water and the camera is in my hand.
I loved the larger view of this image because of the movement, color, and designs on the water, but I just had to crop the photo a bit so the raindrops floating along in the curve of this leaf were more visible.
This photo was actually taken last December while I was at a dead stop on the interstate during an ice storm. There were no complaints from me that day, though. I had heat, water, snacks, my blackberry, my camera, and no pressing business. It wasn’t a bad way to spend a few hours.
We’re expecting similar weather later this weekend.
Stay warm and dry, my friends.
As I head off to Charlottesville for a Saturday meeting, I’ll hope that you all are outside somewhere, enjoying the beauty of early fall.