People from the North and East like to say “I prefer the see the change of seasons” when I talk about 80 degree weather in March. The thing is, we do have seasons here. We have cycles of dormancy and growth. We have changes in temperature and precipitation. We even have snow occasionally. Many of our plants are evergreen, but not so the desert willow. It loses its leaves every Fall, and grows them again the next Spring. It also has these beautiful flowers that hummingbirds love. Speaking of which, we are at the Northern migration point of many tropical hummingbirds, and also the Southern migration point for many from Canada, so we have them year round.
Daily Archives: March 28, 2014
Look. Really look. How many times have you been driving home in the afternoon and suddenly realized that you missed the sunset? You were listening to the radio, or talking on the phone, or thinking about dinner, or whatever. You missed the sunset. That brilliant beautiful thing that fills the sky every night. If you can miss that when it’s in front of your face, imagine all the small inconsequential things of beauty that you miss all day long. That is part of what being a photographer is. Your job is to see the things that other people overlook, record them, and put them where they can see them again.