I often dream of visiting every one of America’s national parks. We are blessed with incredible beauty in these magnificent parks, and I want to see it all.
But when you are under contract to teach two semesters plus summer sessions each year, there is little time for that much travel. I console myself by merely opening my eyes to the sheer beauty and wonder right before me, literally right in my own back yard. I shot these hydrangea today after a summer rain storm with my Canon 40D DSLR and a 28-300mm telephoto lens.
More often than not, it isn’t necessary to travel far from home to see the wonder of nature. All we have to do is open our eyes.