Moment of Light

  • March 4, 2015



In the midst of one of the harshest Winters in decades, I know some of you can’t wait for Spring to arrive. Out here on the West Coast we are still desperately praying for Winter rain and snow  to begin to free us from the clutches of this awful drought. Our warmer than usual conditions did gift us with an early bloom of calla lilies in Big Sur this year, so I made a quick dash up the coast for a visit. The forecast was for partly cloudy skies and conditions sounded great. Well, the sun didn’t feel like gracing me with her presence and wound up taking an all day nap under a dark blanket of clouds for the majority of the trip. On my second day camped out in the remote valley amongst the flowers the blanket began to draw back and a warm glow was cast from just the perfect direction  to illuminate the scene. My camera had been waiting for just this opportunity and I quickly fired off some shots in the next couple of minutes before the cloud blanket was pulled right back up and the sun went back into hiding. It was an exhilarating and fleeting moment.

I’m sending Moment of Light out to all my friends desperately waiting for the sun’s warmth to grace them again. I hope it makes you smile and warms your heart a little at least.