(Originally posted October 28, 2012)
Well, we’re all bracing for the impacts of Hurricane Sandy/”Frankenstorm” here on the East Coast. I thought it might be a good time to brighten some spirits before the storm comes in. The wind and the weather and the anxiety around the approaching storm reminded me of this shot from a few years ago in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.
The sunflowers were in full bloom across Wetherill Mesa on our arrival. While awaiting our guided hike to one of the restricted areas of ruins in the back country, I nabbed this shot. I loved the cheeriness of the flower contrasted against the wind and the stormy skies. To this day, this shot always reminds me that despite the storms that swirl around us, there’s still a bright spot to be found somewhere.
I’ll certainly be thinking like that as we ride out the storm, hoping for the best for us and everyone in the storm’s path…