Sunset this evening.
This short film of impeccable imagery is transcending. It showed me that there is no limit of what you can create or capture through a lens. I wept as I watched. I was overwhelmed at the beauty on my screen. I want to share it with you, the world, anyone with a beating heart. I am so grateful for Edd Cox (former oil painting teacher) for introducing Gregory Colbert’s work with me. Gregory has a vision and travels all over the world to create these films and photographs. He places himself in remote and dangerous areas to show the connection we have with nature and animals. I’ve never seen anyone do it as well as he has. If I were allowed only one art exhibit before I die, it would be his.
A couple of seasons have passed since I backpacked my way into the Olympics. It was my first solo trip, at least with another human. It didn’t feel very solo to me since my best hiking partner was with me; my dog Asia. I frequently go back and look at this picture. It takes me back to how connected I felt with the bird that was flying up and down the valley, entertaining me. Then he was gone, at least I thought. I turned around and he was 30 feet away, propped there on a rock, looking right at me. Curious. It was at this spot I watched and admired.