I'm taking some time this week to go on a "see what I can see mission". This is my favorite kind of shoot. Like Forrest and his box of chocolates, "you never know what you're gonna git". I'll hit the road with an open mind and heart and see what appears. Like this surprise from a few weeks ago.
Not exactly what you'd expect to see on a river bank in the hill country and all the more thrilling because of that.
So, I'll spend a few nights in a cabin in the hill country. Shooting dark skies at night and run the roads during the days to see what might pop up. Aliens? Wildlife? Quirky hill folk? Anything could happen.
My Dad mentioned something the other day that has stuck with me. He said I was just like my Grandmother, Mom's Mom. Always wanting to "go see". I mentioned it to my sister and she remembers always taking Grandma on rides on Sundays, always going somewhere. I never got to know my Grandmother as she passed when I was very little but this is a lovely way to feel the connection despite that. I'll think of it as my "bear that went over the mountain, gene". Apparently I come by it naturally.
I'll be sure and share the best finds with you all. Until then, keep your eyes open. There are stories happening all around you.