Sometimes the urge to shoot photos is stronger than my desire to do laundry or clean up the kitchen. Well, truthfully, it’s ALWAYS stronger than my desire to clean. That’s how I often end up spending the end of a summer day traipsing around my corner of the county, looking for something, ANYTHING to shoot. The longer days this time of year give me ample opportunity to take advantage of the “golden hour” before sunset when that nice warm light bathes the land in a gentle slow soak. It’s a race to finish the kitchen cleanup and find something interesting to shoot before that big ball of heat slides down the landscape and makes room for the moon.
I’ve had little time to do that lately because I’ve spent so much time editing pictures for clients, so yesterday evening, I made a point to do a little shooting. I didn’t have much time, so I grabbed the first subject I could find, my neighbor’s day lilies. Oh, how I love those orange flowers. They will grow anyway there is ample sun, tipping their faces to the sky and bringing beauty to roadside ditches and random fields. Brother E.’s lilies were gorgeous yesterday evening, and I took great pleasure in sitting among them, shooting away. And I came away without any chigger bites. It was a win-win.