If a picture paints a thousand words

This blog is a place for me to work on my photography. My goal is to submit a new picture every day and to get better as the moments go by. I take all pictures with my digital camera. I worked for years with a 35 mm minolta, and this is a learning experience for me. I am afraid that I got lazy and allowed the camera to choose most of the settings for me. This is my journey of learning how to shoot a camera that is not in a program mode. It is harder than I ever imagined. That makes this challenge both a new experience and a joy for me.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer waits - Day 271

This shot is straight out of the camera with no adjustments.  As you can see, the mountains that I love are very dry.  The grasses are brown and ready to burn.  There is currently a very big fire a little over an hour away from us.  I don't see it coming this far, but with the dry conditions and the wind, who knows.  My prayers today are with all those who have lost or are in danger of losing their homes.  

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water; they are good servants, but bad masters.  ~Roger L'Estrange, Aesop's Fables, 1692


  1. Yikes. I'll pray for rain for you (not lightening producing thunderstorms). Here where I live people are praying that the weather doesn't get too hot too fast to melt the above normal snowpack in the mountains so it floods us.

  2. I'll pray for rain! Looks very dry!