Mt. Hood looked fabulous on the drive home, but had begun to darken by the time I reached this viewpoint. What a great excuse to play in Photoshop! This photo was leveled, grayscaled, and filtered. For some reason, I’m drawn to this grainy look.
The last of the day’s sunlight shines on Mt. Hood while it hails where I stand. Yep. Spring has arrived!
I captured my first sunrise today, the 60th day of this project. 305 days to go! This could actually be THE first sunrise I have ever shot, or at least one of a very few. Which is silly during winter because the sun rises at a reasonable time and I really can’t use the “it’s too early” excuse for missing them.
I have visited this spot several times since starting this project on December 1 and today was the first time Mount Hood was fully visible. This view is a few minutes’ drive and about a 30-minute walk (uphill, and longer if you stop to take pictures of all the glorious nature) from my home. The mountain isn’t in view until you are practically facing it, so it can be fun to take people up here and surprise them.
Like fog, time can obscure what’s behind us and ahead of us. We can clearly see where we are now, where we just came from, and enough ahead of us to choose our path.
Some periods of time are foggier and more difficult for us to navigate. I wish you clarity as you navigate your path with a grateful heart and discover the good that awaits in the coming year.